Paul A’s Answer
Good question Tiffanie! I graduated from high school with a 2.01 with no college prep or thought of going to college. I spent 4 years in the Air Force and enrolled in college at age 23 almost 24. I was both on social and academic problem my freshman year with a 1.6 GPA. My grad point out of college was 2.4 and I was 29 with no clue of what I wanted to do. I had 6 jobs my 1st 2 years out of college in an extremely poor job market in Seattle. Can you recover from that? I did! It was was not pretty but it all added up to offer me a different perspective that added value to a personality that thrives on random, desires little structure, dances well with uncertainty and loves to dance on lily pads. My point is meeting others expectations (parent, cultural, school) may not be as important as discovering what floats your boat, and nurtures your uniqueness. I never liked school yet loved learning. I'm a personal transformation junkie. My job title is a Master Catalyst. I made that title up! And that is what I've been good at both in organizations as well as with individuals once I developed a broader mindset and a varied skill set (21). No one has ever asked me what my grade point was in college or high school. Relax, enjoy the trip and have fun.