I’m going on a road trip with my college-bound daughter and my mom Fortunately, my husband is able to hold down the fort with the younger Brennan clan. I suspect they’ll be eating pizza and playing video games.
Kelly has applied to a dozen colleges, six on the west coast and six on the east coast. This weekend is Southern Oregon University’s preview weekend for seniors — and it’s one of her top choices. They have a fabulous Theater program, plus very strong art and English programs, which encompasses her interests pretty well. We’re also going to make a stop in Eugene to glance at Oregon University, though we don’t have an official tour there.
I spent two years at UC Santa Cruz and didn’t graduate. I dropped out to take a job in the Capitol and may have told myself at the time that I would go back to college someday, but I think deep down I always knew that was a lie. Ironically, I was a good student. I went to a college prep high school (Menlo School) and had good grades and college should have been a no brainer for me. My mistake? I didn’t live on campus my first year and never felt connected to college or anyone there. Had I lived in the dorms, I suspect I would have stayed. But, that’s one of those things that you just don’t know, and we can’t go back and have a redo to see if we’re right.