I’ve been feeling kind of “meh” lately. Between moving and leaving everything I’ve known for the past four years and trying to make this transition into living in Idaho and not being a college student anymore, I have to admit it’s been a little rough.
However, today when I was browsing the TV channels (cause I can do things like that now- no papers to write!) I saw a commercial about education that shared some stats about Idaho. While the commercial was quite sad (we’re ranked 48th in the nation! OUCH!) it also pointed out that although right now I don’t feel like I’m accomplishing much, I actually have done something that not many people do.
As you can watch in this video,
For every 10 high school first-years in Idaho, 8 will graduate from high school.
4 will go to college.
1 will graduate from college.
I am that one.
The teacher in me wants to make sure that in the next generation there are many more than just ONE. The recent grad in me is damn proud to be that one.
A a woman, I know the odds were even greater against me.
As a Latina, I know the odds were WAY higher that I would drop out or get pregnant than graduate from college.
I know it may seem like a small thing, but right now it’s big. And it’s real. And that’s something that I’m proud of.