After 4 (and 1/2) years of school, guess who can say she graduated college!!
That’s me 🙂 In 10, 20, 40 years, I have no idea where I’ll be with a Bachelors of Environmental Design degree… but hey, I’ve learned to live life in the moment. It’s hard to predict the speed at which society is changing… technology will change… people will change… values will change. The point is, nothing will stay the same, so for me, it is difficult to say with absolutely certainty that “I will become an architect” or “I will do ________.”
I like to think I am open minded about these things, but flexibility can be mistaken for lost, as some may view me as not having any defined, really clear goals. However, I do have a purpose, and my purpose is this: to live the life I want to live, to put my soul into everything I set my mind to, to always be improving, bettering myself, pushing myself to my limits, and discovering what, and all that I can be capable of.
I can say with absolute certainty that I am so so so extremelyt fortunate to say I’ve graduated college with no debt. Looking back at my decision, I do not regret it one bit. Hawaii is a small place, and many who’ve grown up here all their lives want to explore adventures elsewhere. I was one of those kids. Senior year of high school – even freshmen year of college – I yearned to experience the “mainland college experience” many of my friends got to experience.
In the end, I chose to attend my public state school due to financial reasons, and I opened my heart to give the school another chance. I am so glad I did, because I would have never otherwise met the incredible people I did.
All journeys start with a purpose, and many purposes inevitably change with time. Once many moons ago, I started on a journey to become an engineer, and came out with a background in architecture.