I have attempted to attend some type of higher education a couple of times, but life has always got in the way or I felt that I would not be able to do it for whatever reason. I have a wife and two boys to worry about, and do not have time to devote to school. I can not miss work to go to school. Plus my schedule makes it very difficult for me to find the time to go to school since most school hours are during the day time and I work at night. So I could say that college was somewhat unattainable to me in the past.
I am also like Greg in the case study that I choose. I would feel lost a college having to find my way around and having to meet new people and learn new things. Although, that is just about what everyone goes through when they first go to school of any kind. I also do not believe that a typical college is for me. I do not like to sit for hours on end listening to someone lecture about a topic. I find it difficult to retain information that way. The pathway program helps me learn my way. I still have thoughts about quitting though. I am not a quitter so I am going to stick with it until the end.
When I was in high school I did not really have good grades and did not really have a good study ethic. The first time I was school I was not much better. Since, I liked the topic I was in for I did well because I was able to retain the information. If I do not like a subject or think it is boring I do not retain the information for when I need it. I am not sure if I will be able to keep up with all of the tasks at hand with these two programs, but I am sure going to try and get it all done the best of my ability. So I can eventually be able to make my life situation better for me and for my family.