Adult Basic Education and Schooling

I met a young lady today who would love to go to veterinary school but says she’s not good at math and science. I asked her was she a good student and she said not really and that the schools she went too weren’t good schools and she never really learned anything although she always wanted to learn more.
I told her that it sounded like she just needed to get a tutor to help her re-learn the basic fundamentals and that, with her current drive and passion, she should be able to go to community college and then transfer to a university with a good veterinary school.
I said all of this in that nice lady super encouraging way.
When she left the room though? I was pissed the hell off. The educational system failed so many babies like that one and now they feel stuck with the chips falling as they may.
It made me MAD!
And then?
I got sad.

Did  you go to good schools?  Did you feel you were prepared enough to get to where you wanted to go next?  Did you see people who looked like you succeeding in areas you wanted to succeed in?  Who inspired you and made you keep propelling forward when you felt you were dragging your azz getting things done?

What advice would you give to a young adult who felt as this young lady felt?  Where would you tell her to start?  

Adult Basic Education

Fug 'em!

I can't tell you enough how to not worry about people who aren't worth worrying about.  Every second you spend on them is taking away from you being the light you need to be.  



Do you.

And smile because you're genuinely happy.  If you're not happy...don't smile.  That fake ish is for the birds.  Tweet...tweet!

Dear You:

I know life can get hard and you can get down on yourself from time to time.  You're not alone there as we all do it.  Some of us have been kicked around so much that we expect it and others know it's not ever going to be something they simply accept so they fight to push through the pain, the situation, the circumstances.  You can't change things without action.  You have to DO something.  The solution is never going to just show up at your front door and put itself in place.  


You can either remain stagnant where you are now or you can jump into action and make the things happen that you want to happen.  Step by step...little by can get there.


If you need encouragement...I'll be here for you but I can't do it for you.  If I only proves that I wanted it for you more than you wanted it for yourself and we both know that's not the case.  Stop shitting on yourself.  You got this.  You can do anything.

It doesn't matter where you long as you're a finisher.

Go get what you want.



Scenario from work...

You always hated group projects in college but did what you needed to do to get the grade you wanted even if your workload was unfair.

You're now an adult and working in your field.

You and a co-worker have been assigned a project to complete and you meet to set a schedule and action item deadlines.

The first two meetings are fine.

The co-worker misses the next meeting and then...3 out of the next 5 meetings.  

Yall have other responsibilities too but the deadline for this particular project us barreling down on you.

How do you handle?