"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, March 30, 2009

Help a College Student Find Her Path

The project: Serve as a sounding board for a college student, lost in the shuffle of the first day of the quarter.

20 minutes

Why bother?
Those college years can be such a confusing time. There's the hubbub, the responsibilities, not to mention the hormones and the drama of the late teen years. It just shouldn't be so stressful! These are the GOOD years (well, some of them).

While painting in the art center at our local university, a student pulled up a stool, clay vase and paint set and set in to work at our same station. We got to talking, and she sure had a lot on her mind. Unsure of her path with, theoretically, only one year to go. I hope by sharing tidbits from my life experience might help her out. She was full of questions, and thoughtful solutions for her own wide world of possibility.

Worth it?
Yes. Good conversation with vivacious young woman over paint and pots. I hope it was equally rewarding for her.

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