#22 ~ You Academics.
This could be one of those, you hope your Mom doesn't read this post, posts. But fortunately, it's the one thing that she has never scoffed at. I graduated a year early from high school and made what I always considered one biggest mistake of my life; I did not go to college right away and took 1 year off. Big mistake. Huge. By the time I went to college, A) I had to take entry exams because my SATs were expired and B) I forgotten almost everything and found myself a former honor student in a remedial math class. Awesome. I dropped out after 1 semester due to cost, I couldn't afford paying for it on my own and my mom was not in the position, having lost my Father 2 years earlier. Over the years I lost out on several opportunities to even interview because I didn't have a degree. I really blamed myself for not having one for a very long time.
As I near 40, I look back at that 17 year old girl and I couldn't be happier the way things ultimately worked out. Proof once again that the Goddess Mother provides us exactly what we need, even when we don't see it at the time. Highest level of education: √ Some College.