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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:

  • Pet
  • Job
  • Home
  • Money
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Health
  • Wellness


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.