Not All Roads Are Paved Equally...

June 5, 2022

As we celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduating high school seniors, I want to take a moment to acknowledge those who choose an untraditional post-high school route.

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs did not graduate college. Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Ralph Lauren. Michael Dell.

Personally, after graduating high school in May 2020, I chose to take a gap year. During that time, I threw myself into any opportunity that came my way, craving for some normalcy in an otherwise chaotic world. After a few months, I decided that I did not want to just take a gap year, but rather, not attend college altogether.

Most people spend their college years trying to discover what they ultimately want to do with their life career-wise. I had already found my passion: working alongside horses to improve people’s overall mental health and wellness. And so this journey of H.O.P.E. began…

To the #Classof2022:

Congratulations and best of luck on your next life adventure, whether that road leads to college or elsewhere.

With H.O.P.E.

Diana Bezdedeanu