Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Week of Questions (Wednesday's Question)

This question comes from Kelly who had a weekly question meme that I liked called "Easy Question", that she used to do every Sunday in her AOL journal. (Easy Like Sunday Morning)

Here is her Question:

"How much schooling have you finished and what did you like most or least about it?"

Well Kelly I Graduated high school and I tried college two years later. I didn't want to say that I didn't ever try. I went to a college here in Rochester called MCC (Monroe Community College). Honestly, I am not good with college terms. I don't think I went a full semester. I think I took a quarter of college, and I did pretty good. I passed all of my classes, but one of them I barely passed. It was a business class, and I found out pretty quickly that it wasn't for me. As I got to know the place better, I realized that community college was a lot like high school (can we say DRAMA). Everyone was still acting like kids, and I still felt left out. Although truthfully there was this one guy that tried to reach out and make a friend, but I felt uncomfortable being there, so I did what I do best. I pushed any possible friendship with him away.

What I liked about college? Some of my teachers were nice, and my counselor helped me pick some of my classes even though he didn't have to. I liked the independence of it. I didn't have to worry about having my parent called. Although I would have liked both of my parents to be a bit more supportive, motivationally speaking.

What I disliked about college? It was like High School. I graduated high school and I was glad I didn't have to go back. Somehow in a way I ended up back in "High School" and I wanted out. I signed up for a second (quarter, semester...I dunno LOL), but my fears and my dislike caused me to drop all of my classes and do something else. I wish I kept at it though, I probably would have had a career that I liked, rather than a stressful job.

Thanks Kelly!

Oh and don't forget to check out In My Opinion. Its a great read!


Kelly said...

I know what you mean there, our community college is like a high school too - but the price is right! I'm still not sure about the whole "career that I like" thing. I'll let you know in a few years if I ever graduate :-)

Anonymous said...

Well, I tried college. It was NOT for me, but then again I was working as a galley stripper at the newspaper 40 hrs a week and going to school full time. I hated high school and college was just as bad in my book. The happiest day of my life was my graduation day. I dropped college and continued in the printing industry. I went from being in the stripping department, to the back in the bindery running and maintaining machines while keeping men in line. (that part was FUN as hell, heh) Now, I am in the customer service part. I used to like printing because you never know what will happen next. It is NEVER the same. But after dealing with the "public" so much, I want to just shoot them all. LOL

Charles there is stress in every job, career, or lack there of. It is just how we handle it. Which is something I need to concentrate on once again and find the joy in my work. (pass the herseys please)

Ari said...

Yeah, I'm not so fond of the college life, myself. It's not the learning or classes that bother me, but the other students. I have a lot of not so fond memories of college.