Friday, July 18, 2008
i'm no rocket scientist
It's another Aloha Friday and here's my question for this week. Actually, it's two questions. I can never quite leave it at one.
Did you go to college?
If so, what was your major?
I ask this question today because the whole college process is on my mind at the moment. I took Jake up to the school he'll be attending for a meeting with the department head of Aerospace Engineering. That is what Jake is interested at the moment. He will be attending the Engineering School of a highly regarded college about an hour away from our home. It hit me as I was sitting in this meeting that I could have a son who ends up being a rocket scientist. Where did this kid get his brains?
After the meeting, we walked through some of the beautiful campus just to look around and take note of where Jake's and his friends dorm halls were in comparison to each other. Even though it's the middle of summer, there was a lot of activity and people around the campus.
I love the beauty and atmosphere of college/university campuses. I have only experienced this through my children's visits and attendance at schools because I personally did not go to college. Actually, I went one year to a community college but then dropped out with the intention of going back at a later date. That date never came.
Every time I'm on a college campus, I have this yearning to be a part of the whole experience. I want to be a student, or maybe have a job somewhere within the system. I can't help but feel a little sad because I think I really would have enjoyed being a student in a college or university environment. I feel like I missed out on a wonderful opportunity. But I also know my life would have taken a different turn had I gone on to school. I may not be where I am today, and I wouldn't want that to change. So I guess things happen for a reason and I'm where I'm supposed to be... and I can be happy with that.
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