The end of summer has come and today we head back to school. I don't personally, go to school, but since we are pretty involved in helping out at school, well.... back to school.
Growing up, I never liked school. Maybe because by the time I went to college I had attended 7 different schools. I never found a rhythm and was always behind. I was terrible at math and got yelled at because I didn't understand simple math stuff.
I learned to get by- by the hair of my chinny chin chin. Just doing the minimum in order to pass. That didn't always work. I think that someone must have pulled some strings to keep me from repeating a grade here and there.
I carried those habits through college. I could not find purpose or passion in my classes and so D's and F's were common. I did a lot of extra credit work to maintain my C average.
Once I got into the brand new Outdoor/Experiential Ed program, I started to excel. I got straigth A's in that class and finally had instructors who believed in me. Having someone who believes in you makes a difference too!