Here I Go Again

Way back in 1975, back in the dark ages for you younglings, I was busy getting ready to head off to college for the first time.   Cornell University had accepted me as an engineering student.  I had pretty much no idea of what were my strengths and weaknesses, and I believed that I could handle anything.  I was wrong.

Depression was starting to take over my life and I would soon spiral down a path that led to failing out of Engineering and withdrawing from Cornell.  After spending some time licking my wounds, I started to take night classes at Wilkes College (now Wilkes University) in Computer Science.  I was really good at programming and did really well in my classes there.  But I didn’t think to enroll at the time.  I was going to get married; it seemed the better offer back then.  But is hindsight really 20/20?  There is no way to be certain that things would have been better if I had gone back to college at Wilkes.

During the two years that I lived in Delaware, I managed to take another computer science course at the University of Delaware.  Although I did well, it was still not enough for me to get the hint.  In 1980, I moved back to Pennsylvania.

Thirty years have passed between then and now.  I have crawled out of that long dark hole of depression to discover that I should have aimed lower than engineering to start.  It is too late now for me to pick up where I left off in computer science.  Educationally, I am a relic in that field.  I am still quite good with numbers; and a job I once held has taught me that I am not so easily bored by repetitive or detailed tasks.

I need a job in a field that involves boring repetitive detailed mathematical tasks and there appears to be a lot of them out there.  So, here I go again – back to school as an Accounting major at Northampton Community College.


About Julirose

Amateur word arranger, avid number cruncher, and science fiction and fantasy enthusiast.
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