It’s the first day of school for a dear one, and I’m a little teary eyed.
Not because my friend is embarking on a lifetime of learning, but because he’s embarking on a second life of learning.
Armed with a bachelor’s degree from OU, a work history here as a fine education reporter, and some new orange duds (well, maybe not), Michael Bratcher is now a Oklahoma State grad student — a Cowboy. He’s embarking on a degree in hotel management, having picked one of the nation’s top schools in this area.
A few years from now, expect Michael to be running a luxe resort on some breathtaking beach somewhere. And doing a darn fine job of it.
It takes a lot of guts to leave a job you do well for a chance at your dream vocation.
We’ve all wondered about it … what we would do if we could go back to school and pick a new career? I love journalism — it’s all I know — but what if I could also get a degree in creative writing or art history or some other subject I love?
What would you do? Where would you go?
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Susan Simpson, Education Writer