Let's pretend that airplanes, in the night sky, are like shooting stars. I could use a wish right now, a wish right now, a wish right now . . .Wishes are an interesting concept. To wish for something means that you desire, or long for it. However, nothing magical ever happens and those wishes stay just that -- wishes. The only way to make your wishes come true . . . is to do it yourself.
So let me tell you a little story about three wishes. Three friends each have a wish -- one wants to be a psychologist, one wants to be a major player in the fashion industry, and one wants to run his own resort. All three are pretty big wishes that sound fun, full of interesting twists and turns, and lofty goals.
Removing the magical hoping for a fairy godmother to arrive and waive her sparkly wand to grant them -- these three friends are all doing something to make their wishes come true. All three of them (I should say us!) are in school. That's right -- adults going back for more education -- we are taking another spin on the education wheel of fortune.
It's interesting, actually, when you talk to any one of us. True, going back to school is a lot of work and a bit stressful, but all three of us love it! The thing that has struck me the most is that the mindset of the returning college student (at least in our cases) is very different. Motivation is NOT a problem. We get frustrated when we feel we're not moving forward. And although a ton of work is dumped on our plates, we love it - and want to learn more.
Yeah, I'm talking about my bff Gracie (who is completing her MBA), my best friend Eric (who is working on a BA in Hospitality Mgmt), and myself (completing my BA in Psych, applying for PhD programs currently). I am so incredibly proud of the three of us for not just wishing, but for actually getting up off our duffs and making our wishes come true.
Eat your heart out Fairy Godmother -- wherever you are!