It's no secret that I'm still working on my college degree, 14 years later. If I had known years ago I'd be 31 without a degree, I would never have treated college the way I did all those years ago. I am in my last semester at the local community college and will be transferring to University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies to complete my Bachelor's degree next fall.
On one of my trips to Tweed, I perused their fabulous selection of Virginia college memorabilia. I was tempted to buy a bunch of stuff, like the JMU wine cozies and party tray or the UR garden flag, but Dave kept me sane and I put it all back. I noticed a little UR notepad and thought it would be cool to use to write down all the things I need to do before starting classes there. A list of milestones/accomplishments I need to reach between now and next fall.
I'm not going to publish the full list in case I don't reach one of them - they're personal goals and I don't want to disappoint anyone other than myself if I don't reach some of them. But they have to do with finishing my last 2 classes with certain grades, graduating, applying and being accepted to UR.
I also have a plan to keep myself busy between graduation from JSarge and starting classes next fall. I'll keep that under wraps for now in case I change my mind and just want to catch up on some books, sleep, and/or movies during those months, in addition to getting my groove back at work. I've lost my way a little during this college journey.
If I meet all the goals, I might post them...we'll see.
As an aside, I can't do it until I graduate from UR, but to symbolize the beginning and end of my college adventure I'd like to get 2 tattoos. One on the inside of each wrist - a Duke dog and a spider...