This blog post is a bit more personal than most. I am going to be talking about why I decided to go back to school. The decision wasn’t an easy one… but it also wasn’t a complicated one. Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been an advocate of not NEEDING college to be successful and let’s be clear: I STILL BELIEVE THAT. I strongly feel that college is not for everyone and is not the only pass to successful living. Some of the most successful people in the world didn’t go to college. I feel you can learn and be educated without a college degree as well. So, let me just get that out of the way as well. I also want to add that I don’t think college is for me, still. I don’t believe I am a good student, nor do I believe school is necessary for me.
Please understand that I am NOT saying you shouldn’t go to school. If school makes sense for where you want to go into your life, then GO. If it doesn’t however, why waste your money on something that won’t serve your main goal and purpose. Those who go with n real motivation or desire tend to fail and do understand that whether you pass or fail, you have to pay back those loans. So, make sure that if you go, you’re going for the right reasons and know what you want to do with your life once you’re finished. That’s just my opinion. I went to school for a semester and felt like I wasted my time because I had no desire to be there and didn’t know why I was putting myself through the torture..
So, why am I going back if I feel that strongly about all of this? Well, that is what I am going to dive into today.
I know school isn’t for me and want to prove to myself that I can do it anyway. That is one of the biggest reasons if not the only reason I decided to go back. I know school isn’t for me. I hate it. However, I really enjoy a challenge and I want to see if I can push myself to succeed in doing something I know I am not naturally suited for. I want to see if I can push past my own boundaries to do traditional schooling even if my mind does not work that way.
I want to charge more in my business. Frankly, I could charge more now. I choose not to because of the target I am shooting for and their tax bracket. However, I want to have the credentials that back up me significantly raising my prices if I ever choose to do so.
I needed to add something else to my plate. Those of you who know me know that I am not satisfied until I have an extremely full plate. I am a workaholic. I know this and it is sad, but I am not pleased when everything is calm and I am not whirling my brain around trying to accomplish a billion things. My life was beginning to feel too east and calm and so I decided I wanted to throw something new in the mix and school seemed like a simple but challenging change. So, off I go.
I will be going to school online so there is a good chance that some online schooling advice may be coming next. If that’s something you’d enjoy let me know in the comments down below.
So, that’s why I am going back. Let the games begin.