Re-Igniting Self-Expression & Creativity

In the last post I made a point to discuss how traditional schooling hasn’t done much for me, and likely many others. Part of that may be due to the fact I’m an innately lateral thinker. Meaning I use both imagination and creativity, as well as critical thinking and analysis.…

Unschooling & Re-Learning Subjects As An Adult

I’ve mentioned a few times my decidedly strong opinion of schooling, and how I’m choosing to rebuild my education as an adult. I wanted to dive into a few details to demonstrate a few particulars on the subject. Notably, the subjects of Math and English in school. Or rather, how…

Fostering Divergence

What do I mean when I say "divergence"? The most basic of dictionary entries on divergence states it as simply "separating", "changing", "transforming into another state", and even "having a difference of opinion, thought, or behavior in relation to something." The concept of divergence in people has been a pervading…

So.. I Withdrew From University.

Why I did it and what's next. Story time! I started my higher education journey as an adult in my late twenties, and at the community college level. Many factors contributed to this but to make a long story much shorter: I didn't have a particularly positive experience with the…

From Community College to the University of Rhode Island

The transfer process from any school to another can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing even for the most resilient and most stable of us. I'll admit there were a few times when I felt a little lost or impatient with my own transfer process, but that's not to say that it…

Preparing for College as an Adult Student

Being student is a challenge no matter what age or period of life, but being a college student as an adult has it's own particular set of obstacles. From finding the time and energy to work a full time job, go to classes, studying and write paper or take exams,…

Perspective on Going to Community College

In light of the uncertainties 2020 has brought in terms of health, education, and economics - it feels like it would never be a more relevant time than ever to speak on this. Right as so many recently graduated high school students are in the midst of considering their options…