Not a school person.

DSC_0347I go to Vanderbilt . I recently discovered, well embraced, the fact that I am not a school person. I felt disillusioned this semester. I chose classes I thought I would love and was disappointed when I still felt bored and restless. People talked about doing research. I did not understand the appeal. My conclusion? I must not like to learn. Now I know that this could not be further from the truth. I love learning! What bothers me, is "learning" things because some people a while back decided to create institutions that would give us pieces of paper so we could get jobs. Where's the intrinsic motivation? I started this blog and dove headfirst into learning everything I could about blogging and websites. It brought back memories of my childhood where I would get as many books as I could about a subject just so I could learn. Yesterday morning, I woke up and decided that going into brand management sounded pretty cool. (I'm impulsive like that.) What did I do? Well, conveniently I work in the Managerial Studies department and they're moving. I picked up some old textbooks and started to teach myself marketing. I talked to a senior who I knew had similar interests and got advice. I learned. This year, I asked God more than once to let me drop out of school. He told me, "No, you're here for a reason." And I am. I still work hard and try glorify Him through my work. But at the end of the day, I strongly dislike school. That's okay. For me, going to school is not how I get my education. I'm learning to accept that. I'm really interested to hear your opinion. Leave a comment with your thoughts.

Share the love,



  1. My comment is that you are freakin awesome and I love this blog. I definitely look up to you all the way and you are such a beacon of light! Keep doing things awesome things Taylor, the world is at your fingertips. :)

  2. That just made my day, Lauren! You have no idea how much that meant to me.

  3. I feel exactly the same about school! So often I sit in class and wonder why I'm not learning. The urge to actually get up and leave the classroom is strong, and the only thing that keeps me there is that society tells me I have to. In this world, I have to get a degree--the piece of paper that hopefully will help me get a job (key word: hopefully). But I'm so restless; I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels, waiting for the moment when I can get out and start making my mark on the world for God. I think it's great that you're accepting this and working through it. Definitely a hard thing to do! Many times, college is about making your own learning :)

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels restless! I'm really trying to enjoy the moment but sometimes its harder than other times. Thanks for showing me that I'm not the only one, Kristyn!


Thanks for making my day a little brighter with your lovely words!