Going Back to School
As we watch our children head back to school, we should remember that it's not so easy.
After lecturing my young kids about the importance of a college degree, it dawned on me that Dad needs to practice what he preaches. I don't have a degree, although I did go to the school of hard knocks, serving three years in the U.S. Army. I'm proud of my service, but it's not a degree. Two years ago, I enrolled at Rochester Community and Technical College as a part-time student. I was humbled very quickly. The courses are difficult, as they are for young adults. I learned that we need to stay focused, organized and study. It's also important to ask for help when you need it. I should get a degree in social work in another two years. Hopefully, watching their dad facing the same challenges they're dealing with will help my kids. It's not easy, but earning a degree is crucial if you want to have a good career, make good money and be a good example for your children.