How appropriate I have my 40th class reunion next week!! High school was fun, but I really didn't get good grades in it! For one thing I did not believe in home work! If I did not get my work done while at school, well I wasn't going to do it at home, so it just didn't get done! My grades suffered for that attitude terribly! I did not have a great home life, I mean it wasn't all that bad, but there was no incentive to learn or study or anything. All I wanted to do was go in the Air Force after I graduated from High School, I wanted to get away from home and from my fathers influence, and the war in Nam was going on and I didn't want to be drafted, so the Air Force seemed safest so I enlisted right after I graduated!
Anyway with my children I always stressed that they study and take the hard classes and do the very best they could. But I always made sure to stress that they should not do it for me, nor for their mother, or for anybody else!!, But they should do it, for themselves, and for their own future! I made sure they knew that, and how important an education was for them, and only them! I think it worked both my girls went to very good private colleges and got their BA's my oldest has a Masters! They both had very good scholarships and did extremely well in college! I take great pride in them doing that!
For me I graduated from highschool (barely) my senior year I had to take a night school class just to get the 1/2 credit I needed to graduate! I was very immature back then! But after 20 some years in the service, I had time to grow-up and mature, I went back to school, I got my AS in Nursing, I took more and more classes and I am just a tad short of have enough for my BA! I should go back and get it, but I tried a few years ago to go back to school, but I just can't sit , long enough in the seats to make through a full class session! I ended up dropping the classes! At least with art classes I did not have to sit in a seat for long periods of time. But I can't even do them anymore because of my arms and hands!
Anyway I guess I am getting of track and rambling ( if you know me, you know full well that I do that,..... seemingly all the time! ) I am going back to bed my meds are kicking in!
Good Night, ore Good Morning or Good something or other!
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