I always knew that a college education was important. The reason you go to college is to receive an education so that you can get a great job. But that's not why I went to college. I earned a degree in Horticulture, because I knew I wanted a sweet garden.
But I never knew just how much I would use the things I learned in college until I was a mother.
I was enlightened by this idea while I was playing "raptors and plant-eaters" with Brooklyn and Roman. It was then that I realized that I learned my raptor skills from a dear college roommate who had the best raptor impression I have ever seen a human being do. I laughed like crazy back then and I am still laughing now when I hunt down my two year old who keeps egging me on.
Also, when I am cleaning, I can't help but wiping down all of the baseboards and door frames just in case I get a "white glove" clean check that day.
I mean, sure, there are other things that you learn in college that are useful in the after life, such as eating on a budget and juggling a busy schedule--and actually those english classes are finally showing their worth as now I can write a decent blog entry.
But I just have to say, as I am about to tear into my two year old, that I am grateful that my college experience was more than just books.
And I am also grateful that I can use my college education in more than just earning a salary.