A University Education is a Worthy Pursuit: Is It the Right One?

A University Education is a Worthy Pursuit: Is It the Right One?

I’m not sure that there is a bigger believer in education then myself. I had a child young and was a single mom without any real support. However, I went back to college when my daughter was one year old. I  started out in community college and eventually worked my way into the University of Washington.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Society and Justice when my daughter was approximately seven years old. Getting a university education has been one of the most valuable things that I've done. Yet, I recognize that it is not for everyone.
I used to be a bit of a snot about the importance of a university education over other paths. I’ve been humbled. I have seen with my own eyes that not everyone learns the same. My daughter has a mild learning disability and while she does well, she’s always been more of an artistic type.
Perhaps those that have an artistic bent can go into a field like interior design or even event planning. The nice thing about these fields is that there are options for entrepreneurial types. For those that enjoy cooking, a career in the culinary field is an option. My own daughter may be entering culinary school after she graduates high school in a few years, with a focus on baking and pastries. There are also other trades, such as plumbing or medical assisting, that are also worthy pursuits.
I maintain that a four year education is like high school used to be. It will open a whole lot of doors. But, it’s important that people follow their own path, whatever that may be.