Today, my son is on the verge of his senior year at Texas A&M University and my daughter just finished her first (and most likely last) year at Blinn College. It's true and I still believe that there is nothing wrong with a two-year degree.
Now that I have had a roller-coaster of a ride as a parent of two college kids (first row, no hands) I have come to realize that there is also nothing wrong with no college degree at all. It's not for everyone. My daughter doesn't like it and doesn't want to go right now and I support that whole-hardheartedly. That's not just $ talking, though I'll be the first to admit it's not a lot of fun to shell out tuition dollars if a kid isn't going to make an effort to finish out a semester. That's sheer fact. College is not for everyone.
This was also written by me in 2012.
Well, yeah. Money WAS holding me back. Now it's the element of balance and time. I no longer care about the money. Life is not about how much money you make. It's about how much of a difference you make. Money pays the rent but it doesn't make good things happen. People do, money or no.
My daughter wants to write. How do I not support that? Pfft!
My son likes to party. "It's what college kids do." he recently said to me. Oy!
It doesn't matter what your kids do (unless it's illegal -then it matters). It matters that you support them. Even if it's writing poetry or setting the college record for drinking a pitcher of beer.
Don't say you're happy because everything is alright. Be happy because even when everything is complicated, you're still okay.