Finally after spending all of my spare time repairing the floors last fall, they’re almost done. Here is a picture showing the repair, sanding, and refinishing. There are some small imperfections that I’m not too thrilled on, but I guess I’ll chalk it up to character.
Education is probably the one thing I’d like to change or help create an alternative form of the most. I have thought a lot about the subject of education, especially post high school graduation. College costs are insanely high, even for community college. I think we are getting closer to the point where going to college after high school for four years is not the only choice for a good job, in most cases. This excites me a great deal. I did not go to college right out of high school and here I am now working on my Master’s degree. I know what it feels like to try to get a job without a degree and what it’s like to graduate and start a career. I had many skills after graduating high school, but no real form acknowledgment or validation of these skills. I don’t feel college helped much at all, but that is just me. I know it has and continues to help a great deal of people with learning and growing. However, I think there should be a great alternative that carries equal, if not more, weight than a four-year degree. This alternative should also be widely available.
I have a lot more thoughts and ideas on this that I’ll share at some point. As for now, I need to get to sleep since I will be spending the next three days in a classroom.