Life is a Whirlwind

By: Jessica

Hi Everyone! Hope you have had a great weekend! I hope that all of you are safe and all your loved ones are safe from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. That is what I would like to talk about this week – how life never goes as planned. When we are young, we are taught to go to school, graduate, go to college, get a house, get married and have children. Now we all know that may happen to a few, but following a linear path through all those things is not the experience of the majority. Life literally gets in the way, or you have set backs. That does not mean that you cannot get back on track. There is no age limits to learning something new or getting back on your life’s path.

Jessica 9-18

With that being said, some of us studying with At-Home Professions may not be the typical college age. Usually we think of college students as around 20 to 25 years old. But a little known fact is that the typical college student is now in their mid 30s to mid 40s. Do you have an idea why? Well I, of course, am going to tell you. Many of the generation before me didn’t go to college right out of high school, they went right to work in the factories and learned a trade there. Or they went on to college later after learning the trade. So that is one factor. Another factor is that our economy is just now starting to get a boost. With that boost there is a high need for people with an education. It was difficult for many to get decent jobs from 2008 until now, so most of them decided to go back to school and work part time so that the bills could get paid. Then when the economy got better, like now, they would have that degree or certificate and be ready to take on a better job opportunity.

So when life gets in your way, you of course may have veer off the beaten path, but there is always a trail to lead you back onto the right path for you. I have always been a person to do things a lot differently than the others in my family. But I also have a lot more experiences and knowledge of things, too. Always follow your dreams and do things as they make sense to you. Tomorrow is always a new day, but again, it is never promised. So do something today that makes you feel good, or do something that you have always wanted to do but keep putting off for whatever reason. Until next week have a safe week and think of those less fortunate dealing with the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Let me know how doing just one thing this week helped you handle life as it is a whirl wind. Thank you guys, have a great week, and be safe!

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