People seem to think spending four or more years after high school paying for more education makes your stock go up as a human being. Today we’re told from very early on to study hard because we need to go to college in order to get a better job and have a better life. I just want to say that I was an honor roll student my entire life, went to college and take in less a month than my younger brother who scored a GED at 22. That’s not to say college isn’t important. Doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, teachers – those people need college. A blogger? Not so much. I learned the basics of the English language by fifth grade. We’ll get to that later, but what really makes college worth it? The answer to that, the honest truth…knowing what the hell you want to do and taking full advantage of every opportunity while enrolled. Since we’re talking the truth, I did not do that. Not even going to pretend I did.
When you live far from the place you once called home and your loved ones, sometimes just dropping them a “hey” on Facebook just isn’t enough. Show them you’re thinking of them with these lovely gifts available on Etsy and elsewhere.
Not everyone who leaves home will feel homesick and struggle with the thought of going back vs. living on their own and doing their own thing. Some just pack up and go and see their family during the holidays and such, and others never look back. That’s the case for Robert Downey Jr.’s Hank Palmer in The Judge. After leaving Indiana and becoming a successful lawyer in Chicago, Palmer is drawn back to his hometown after years of never saying a word to the family left behind for his mother’s funeral.
As someone who has never been more than a couple hours from the woman she once resided in for nine months, I have reservations about moving out of California. Mainly because my mom has our family dog and the thought of something happening to her and not being able to go see her, that kills me. Yeah, yeah, I love my mom, dad and other family in Cabazon but Skuzzlebutt is my queen bee. Other than the dog I think about more than I’d like to admit, I will say it’s those little things that sometimes make me miss the town that caused me to be an angsty teen scrawling The Used lyrics all over my binders in high school.
A film school grad, Matt came to California, like many, wanting to work in movies and while reality can be a cruel bitch, he survives at a day job while working with his buddies on various projects here and there. When times are rough he thinks about heading to Virginia to be with his family, but then again, he doesn’t want to give up on his dreams. It’s the daily struggle for many, and we talked about that and what he really misses about his mom, dad and other family back east.