My education has greatly improved my life. I was a person that did not think school was very important. When I was younger I did very bad in school, and I thought that it was because I had a learning disability. In reality that was not the case, I just realized I learned differently than most people. It took a long time for me to actually realize that, so all throughout my high school years I truly believed that since I did not understand the majority of things that were being taught to me, that I did not have to bother to learn them. I ended up dropping out of school when I was 16, and I began to go right into the working field. I worked as a waitress in a restaurant for about six years and I realized that I was going nowhere with my career.
I always liked to dabble in art, but I did not know that I could make art a career. While working at the restaurant one night I talked to a college recruiter, and he told me that it was possible for me to go to one of the design schools in Florida. I was really interested in what he told me, because it seems like something that I always wanted to do. He told me that I should go to 29 graphic design schools on any search engine to find out more information.
I was very happy that that one person gave me so much knowledge. I decided to do tons of research online to look for different information. I found an art schooling page and I looked at different art schools across the country. I went to http://top-graphicdesignschools.com/texas , and I was also able to get information about Wisconsin’s model academic standards for art and design education.
I felt like a new world was opened up to me, and I actually wanted to go back to school and get an education. I knew that I was going to have to get my GED first, and that is exactly what I did. Within six months I had my GED, and the very next semester I was able to enroll in a graphic design school. I am finishing up my last semester of design school, and I’m already working at a design company part-time. I can truly say that the education that I have received has already change my life.