NeuroticMommy Goes to College
It’s 4th of July weekend and I have fantastic news to share with you. Guess what? Go ahead guess. Did you guess something about NeuroticMommy Goes to College? Well look at you just the natural born mind reader or maybe it was my post title that gave it away? haha Anywhoozers good guess.
Since I can remember I’ve always wanted to go to college. I remember being in my teens and then in my twenties thinking college was so out of reach for me. By the time I graduated high school I was already working 3 jobs (yes 3). I watched all my friends talk about their acceptance letters and who was dorming where and who wasn’t. Then there was all the talk of the
parties amazing courses and continuing education they would be receiving.In high school it is embedded into your skull that college is the only way to make a good living for yourself. Having a degree was the end all and be all of ones career. But at that age although I so desperately wanted to go to college and live the experience, I couldn’t. One, I didn’t have the funds and I was unable to get any loans so I just worked. Looking back however I am sort of grateful for the path’s I’ve been led on. I’ve done so many different things that I don’t regret and in fact would do all over again. I’ve worked in the fashion district with amazing buyers and venders for numerous companies, I became a hair stylist but before all that I bartended and was a server. A task I suggest a person should do at least once in their life. But that’s a whole other blog post.
Ok so getting back on track, since going to college seemed so far fetched I just thought it wasn’t for me and that I didn’t need it. And people have so many different opinions on the topic it can give you a headache. Yes I know some of the most successful people didn’t graduate from college and yes I know people don’t take you seriously without proper credentials. In my opinion having a college degree is super valuable. Some people will tell you college is bullshit. And you know what, they may be right and they may not be. But the truth of the matter is, in the world we live in today no one will take you seriously without credentials. And that’s the plain truth. So with all that aside I made my own decision. When the time is right, the time is right and my time is now. If you are in or were in my same predicament and want to take the plunge I say go for it. What’s the worst that can happen? You end up having a degree? (Whoop Whoop)When I started on Instagram I really had no clue the world of opportunities that were awaiting me. It was as though it all knew I was coming. When life just throws things in place you need to pay attention and really grab the bull by the horns. Like seriously. I mean really grab em’, don’t just yank on them and expect the work to be done for you. Since Instagram was taking off and I was educating myself more and more on holistic alternatives, nutrition I enrolled at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. My experience there was great. I was like a fein for education. I wanted to learn learn learn and learn some more. I want to know what I’m talking about and not just spew BS at people. After I completed my program and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach, there it was, staring me in the face. College.I researched colleges, programs, majors, what my exact field of study would be and it was all there just waiting for me. I felt/feel excitement, nervousness, a little bit of fear and happiness. But I can just feel it in my bones now it’s my time. And come to think of it looking back I really hadn’t a clue what I wanted to do with myself in my twenties. I just kinda went where the wind blew me. I loved working in fashion, I love doing hair, I love helping people. Everything I ever did in my life career wise was helping others in some way. From making fabulous martinis to selling dresses to bloomingdales to beautifying people up, it’s just my thing. I guess you can say no matter what I do I am compelled to helping others and I like others to feel good about themselves.
So the point of this whole entire ramble and update on what’s cookin’ (pun not intended, ok maybe it is) was to let you all know I’m starting school! I’m on the road to getting my BS in Health Sciences emphasizing in health, wellness, nutrition and education. I know it won’t be easy. I know I will be tired (something I’m use to since being a Mom) but for me college has been on the back of my mind and I never thought I’d be able to go. But now look, I can. To me it is important. I want to be an inspiration for my son and show him that you can do it at any age. If I can do it you can too! Take your time and everything falls into place when the time is right and well, it just wasn’t quite right for me back in my teens and twenties. Heck I was too busy smoking cigarettes. LOLI am so excited to share this with you guys. Of course I’ll still be posting my recipes regularly so have no fear the cake will still be here! (haha) Plus health tips and so much more! So that’s what I’ve been up to. Being a Mom, wife, school stuff, making recipes, blogging, kicking my feet up and enjoying a glass of vino. Wait, what am I doing drinking this vino with my feet up…I gots work ta do!Are any of you in school, going back or have been thinking of going back? If so share your story below in the comments so we can chat school stuff.
I look forward to hearing from you guys!