Hi there! Nice to meet you! My name is Don, and I am a “non-traditional student” (love that euphemism) about to embark on a dangerous and exciting journey through graduate school. After two failed attempts at college (the last in 1989), I returned some 20 years later. While I feared that such a long time away would prove to be a handicap, it was in fact a benefit–it allowed me to gain the patience and maturity I lacked early on, and helped me to get my BPS (Bachelor of Professional Studies) from Metropolitan College of New York.
Soon I will be starting my first semester as a student at Teachers College, Columbia University. The sheer thought of attending such a prestigious institution was a dream, but the fact that I made it proved to me that some dreams, even those that seem remote, can indeed come true. So now I walk along the path of lions, clad in Columbia Blue and headed towards a Master’s Degree in Elementary Inclusive Education. The path will not be an easy one, but “easy” is not why I am here. Anything worth having is worth the struggle.
Off-campus, I am an aspiring writer that doesn’t read many books; an avid anime and j-pop fan whose mastery of the Japanese language is embarrassingly horrible; and a walking pop-culture reference whose collection of trivia seems to dry up somewhere around the New Millennium…but that’s me. Oh, and I am single. Just sayin’.
Until I become a massively-famous author of romance/fantasy books, please follow me on Facebook…we can play Candy Crunch or Words with Friends together at worst, and be online/offline friends who discuss the complexities and craziness of life at best.
“You’ll never know what’s inside the box until you open it!” – Schrodinger the Cat, “Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou”