Danielle Fishel (Topanga from the television show Boy Meets World and the upcoming Walt Disney pilot Girl Meets World) disclosed on her Tumblr that she’s just taken her last 2 final examinations and is anticipating graduating from college in the very near future at the age of thirty-one.
I went back to school 4 years ago at 27 years old. I had attempted to go a couple times before then, even going so far as to take my placement exams and sign up for classes, but I could never follow through and actually go. I was too afraid of being the old lady in class, of being whispered about, and especially of not remembering how to do simple math equations. After my 27th birthday, I made the decision to stop letting fear be a factor in fulfilling my dreams and living the life I wanted, so with a little encouragement from friends and family, I enrolled. And I went. I went every day and took copious notes and studied my little old lady heart out. Yes, I was sometimes the oldest person in class, I was whispered about many times, and I did forget how to do a few math equations. But I persevered and sometimes I wasn’t the oldest person in class, some of the whisperers became good friends, and I did so well in math, I even became a tutor. And that is how I met my fiancé.
It’s nice to see a good story about a former child star so congratulations Danielle!