… and that’s me, this is not a very late post about the boys going back to school… no it’s me. I’m going back to school. School as in college… I am officially an undergraduate student at the local university and let me tell you, it feels exhilarating and absolutely terrifying at the same time.
You know how much I love books and it goes without saying that I’ve always wanted to study English Lit. ‘The first time I went to uni… many many years ago, for some reason or other I chose a different path, but the thought was always at the back of my head. Then life took over… work, children, blah blah… so I just kept the fire alive by reading as much as I could and channel my love of learning into all sorts of other endeavours, mainly the of crafting variety, easier to fit around the day to day.
Recently I’ve been looking at Universities and courses with No 1, who’s coming of age very soon, and the fire started to burn a little brighter.
And then the stars aligned.
- a hot bath with a glass of wine
- spaces available to the local university
- and in he particular the campus which is 7 minutes walk from where I live
A day an email later I was sitting in a seminar room discussing an essay by Sartre.
And the funny thing is I’m doing it in exactly the same place I got my first degree 23 years ago… except this time I’m older than my lecturers. And the students could all be my children. What do they think of me? Do they think I’m ridiculous? Why do I bother? and I have no idea if my brain still works that way either… Am I wearing the right clothes? Do I need a rucksack? or can I get away with my big brown leather bag? I have always used legal yellow paper to write my notes… will they think that’s stupid? Will they think I’m too keen?
I don’t know how things will pan out around here on the blog either. I’m only a part time student but life was busy enough before… let’s just say the ‘making’ time might be a little reduced… we’ll see. If you’re still interested I’ll take you on my journey with me.
And now if you’ll excuse me I have a ton of reading to do…