Be true to your school.

There are things I miss about school (high school and college) and things I don’t.  Overall, I had a good time and didn’t fare too badly.  I had friends, I wasn’t super popular, but I wasn’t alone either, and I got great grades.  I miss the routine of classes, of my schedule basically being set every day, and I miss the joy of the weekend being my only free time to do errands, relax, or do whatever else I felt like doing.  I miss the independence being able to go where I wanted, when I wanted, without having to answer to anyone.  Not that I have to answer to anyone now, but without a car, I can’t really go anywhere without asking someone to take me there, which is annoying.  Both in high school and college, I had lots of public transportation options, so if I wanted to go somewhere, like to the movies or to the mall, I just hopped on a bus and/or train and went there.  I suppose I also miss being young.  Not that 33 is old, but I miss my late teens and early 20s.  I think feeling like the whole of your life was still ahead of you, still there for you to make of it what you will, is something I wish I appreciated more when I had it.

Now, what don’t I miss?  I don’t miss exams you were studying for until the wee small hours of the morning.  I don’t miss 30-page research papers that had to be done in APA style (footnotes and bibliography).  I don’t miss professors who treated you like a student number, rather than a human being, because the lecture hall was full to capacity with over 600 students.

Tell me what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s