I won't pretend that this topic is not a big one, and I want to say before anything that there are so many stories and circumstances out there that I could never hope to address them all. That said, I'd like to talk about a very important topic that is relevant to anyone; that topic is taking a break from school.
As freshmen begin their journeys in college, some of them (even at LC) decide that life in school isn't the path for them or that they need some time to discover other parts of the world and themselves before diving into college. This is not a bad thing at all, but the fact of the matter is that the longer a person spends outside of school, the harder it is to get back into the routine and mindset of a college student. Now what I'm saying is not that time out of school is a bad thing: the opposite, really!
|The view from this Saturday's Dog Mtn hike. Sometimes the world|
is prettier when you can't see it clearly.
On the other hand, I've found that making the most out of summers provides many people with just the right amount of time outside of school to press the reset button. Others adore the student life and would be a student for life if it was financially possible.
Many of you reading this now are prospective students to LC and likely many other colleges across the world, and I want to ask you to ask yourself if what's best for your well-being is the prescribed high school to college path or a less-traditional path. There is no single right answer, everyone is different. If Lewis & Clark College is your goal (which is a great goal, BTW!), it will be here for you next fall, and it'll still be here for you the fall after - and the one after.
Questions? Comments? Want to go out for coffee? : )
|Bikes, rain, and Xmas lights in downtown.|