by the incomparable Dr. Seuss
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets.
Look’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street………………………………
The first picture is of Jacksonville University, and the second, my Alma Mater, University of Missouri-Student Union.
I love the poem excerpt from above, because as you can see Dr. Seuss is not just for little kids.
So are you wondering what this is about, this is the fact that next week I am taking my two lovely daughters to visit three college campuses. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. I had a wonderful 4.5 years in college…………the BEST time, I expanded my wings, tripped and fell a few times, I met new people, experienced new things, I was able to speak my mind and explore. I learned we could argue with an instructor if it was done respectfully and let my opinions be heard. I learned I could be responsible and I grew……….in so many ways.
I want this for my daughters too, I want them to be able to go away, to have their own experiences and growth.
So on this adventure we go. We are headed to Pensacola today, Caitie is playing soccer this weekend in FL State Cup round 1. Monday we tour University of West Florida and Tuesday we tour University of North Florida and Jacksonville University.
So with our brains in our heads, and our feet in our shoes, and my husband’s wallet soon to be emptied, off we go!!!