I have been racking my brain about school for a while now.
As many of you might know, I took a almost 5 year absence from going to college shortly after high school so I could figure out exactly what I wanted to do. I went back to school in Fall of 2009 but was still pretty unsure of what track to take. So for the last year I have been piddling around with classes.
This past summer I finally decided I wanted to do Hospitality Management and Event Planning. 25 years old and finally settling down with my commitment to a Bachelors degree. Sometimes I feel really behind! And it gets me down a little bit, but then I remember that it’s my life and at least I am CERTAIN on my college/career path.
Recently, I have been given the opportunity to interview for a kick ass resort job in Germany!!! It’s pretty much sealed if I want it. Government job, living in Germany, traveling Europe, working in the field I love, and being super close to my family in Italy! What is there not for me to love about this?
I could continue my education via distance learning. But I would have to go to a primarily all online school, or find a college with my Bachelors track. Get my degree, do what I love, and live somewhere amazing! Best of all worlds? Sort of…
This weekend as I was watching the FSU vs UF football game I realized how much I really WANT to go to Florida State University!! I get chills when the whole stadium rocks and 70,000+ are doing the War Chant. It’s a magical place for someone who has always known that is where they want to go. It also helps that the education is pretty stellar and the campus/town is spectacular! Oh — it also gets chilly there. You should all know I want more cold weather in my life!
I dreamed about it growing up. My oldest brother and my sister in law went to school there. My dad is a University of Florida alumni. My other brother is a University of Miami fan since he skipped college to join the army. So this is a family divided.
I can’t let go of that dream of graduating in Garnet and Gold. I don’t think I can spend a year, or more, in Germany and put my education on hold any longer. I am so torn. I am weighing out the pros and cons of both choices.
Such as: I will only be in Germany for 13 months, I can get my electives from a community college while away, Germany is once in a life time, and I am never to old to go back to school. But then again I don’t want to miss out on another college moment, I don’t want to be 30 when I walk the stage with my first diploma, and it’s time I get my life started!
I have some choices to make, and quickly. Thanks for reading! :o)
I will leave you with some of my favorite Seminole moments!