Column: Passion for learning make even hefty goals possible

In August 2010, when I enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College, my academic goal was to take as many prerequisite classes as possible before transferring to Purdue University to receive an associate degree as a veterinary technician.

Having been home-schooled from kindergarten through 12th grade, I never gave much consideration to attending college, mainly because I found the aspect of transitioning from a classroom the size of my kitchen table to a college campus that consisted of thousands of students overwhelming.

Once the semester began, that fear quickly vanished, and I soon realized that I enjoyed the college atmosphere and being surrounded with students my own age.

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