Wow, thank you so so SO much to everyone who has thus far contributed. You are all so incredible and I feel lucky to have each and every one of you in my life!
It's been suggested that I share a little more information about my vision for school, so that you can all know a little bit more about what you're helping to support!
After a three-year process of weighing the pros and cons of college, searching my life-long unschooler soul to make sure I really wanted to go, researching schools, taking the GED (no highschool diploma!) and navigating the maze-like application process, I was accepted to Mills College in Oakland, CA - a small, all-women liberal arts school that I feel completely thrilled about attending.
I will be studying my two lifelong passions: creative writing and psychology, with the intention of one day becoming a therapist focusing on mindfulness, somatic and creativity-based approaches, along with being a professional writer "on the side." That's how my path looks right now, but who knows how it will take shape as I go!
Again, my deepest thanks for contributing to this dream. I will take you all with me in spirit!
P.S. Here's the link to my ChipIn page if you haven't already donated and would like to: http://rebeccagoestocollege.chipin.com/help-me-go-to-college