Well let’s go right ahead and file this one under “feel good story of the day”: Danielle Fishel (Topanga from Boy Meets World and the upcoming Disney pilot Girl Meets World) revealed on her Tumblr yesterday that she has just taken her last two finals and is expecting to graduate from college in the very near future at the age of 31.
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.
Good for you, Topanga. It’s nice to know there’s a happy medium out there amongst child stars somewhere between Lindsay Lohan crashing a cocaine bus into a vodka distillery and Luke from Modern Family finishing high school at 13. We here at UPROXX would like to salute you for your perseverance, and congratulate you on both your pending nuptials and your upcoming graduation. Provided you passed those two finals, of course. Otherwise WE TAKE IT ALL BACK.
via E! Online