It's Fall break here for Jake and that can only mean one thing for my senior...
visiting college campuses.
Thankfully, we only needed to hit two local colleges. Jake's a pretty bright kid and wants to go to a good engineering school. Well, as luck [depending on your perspective] would have it, two of the best schools in Colorado, and even the country, are within an hour of where we live.
Jake liked both of them but for different reasons, and now he has to decide if he wants to look at other schools. He's looked at a few out of state schools on-line, but he's not sure if he wants to go out of state. I think it will be between these two schools, but he's really undecided at the moment. It's a good thing he has a few months to figure it out, because it's a hard decision.
I always enjoy visiting college campuses. I don't quite know what it is, but there's just something about the atmosphere of an educational institution that makes me want to be a part of it all. Maybe it's because I never really took advantage of the opportunity I had to pursue higher education. Once I graduated from High School, I only attended one year at a community college before I decided I didn't need college. What a mistake - one I regret to this day.
If I could go back and change one thing in my life, that would be it. I think I would have done well in college and I think it would have been fun to be a student. But it is what it is and I have accepted that. I never really had a desire to try to be a student once I had kids, and family became my priority. This is why I am so happy that my kids have made the decision to further their education by attending college. They won't have the same regrets I have.
Here's a picture I took on the campus of the school we visited yesterday. It was a beautiful Fall day and the campus was absolutely gorgeous. It's old, and big, and has beautiful old buildings, and sits up next to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. I tried to get Jake to pose but he was having nothing of that. As we were taking the walking tour, he was probably thinking, "I'll be so glad when I'm away from my 'constantly taking pictures' mom and on a campus where I can explore being my own person." To which I respond, "you can be your own person, but that person will be studying their butt off on one of these campuses." bwahahahahaha!
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