I just told my mom I will be transferring to UH after I finish the MLT
program to get my bachelors in microbiology.
I thought she'd be happy (or at least apathetic) since she wanted me
to have a BA, but she responded with "and how many more years is that?
And how much is that going to cost?" and my favorite, "what am I going
to tell people when they ask why it takes you six years to get a
You don't have to tell them anything! It's none of their business! Is
my college success some sort of bragging right? So what if I take six
years in college?! I was even thinking of working part time after I'm
an MLT and dragging out the college time even longer!
I'm really irritated now.
I shouldn't have to get approval to go to college!
I'm going to do it.
And I'll take as much time as I need.
And just so that we're clear, I'll have a BA, an AS, and a biotech
certificate at the end of it all. And I'll be the first in my family
to get a 4 year degree.
So take that!