Written by Danny Pettry, M.Ed., M.S.
Weekly blog entry # 8 (goal 52 blog entries in 2022)
Life is unpredictable.
Sometimes bad things (and losses happen).
Things people can lose in life:
An honest-earned college degree never goes away.
A person can lose so many things in life, but they’ll never lose their degree (once it is earned).
My college degrees that people can’t take away:
- M.Ed. Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky (2012).
- M.S. Recreation Therapy from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (2006).
- B.S. Park Resources and Leisure Services with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation form Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.
A degree demonstrates that you’re a person who sticks with things until completion. Degrees don’t come easily. They take a minimum of four years. The “Marshall Plan” required a lot of undergraduate courses, which required many of my college friends to complete their four year degree in five years. I took summer courses all four years in order to earn my undergraduate degree in 4.5 years.
I love learning and growing.
Reading and taking courses (are my hobbies).
I find learning to be an intrinsically rewarding activity.