Daily Prompt (August 21): Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over? Photographers, artists, poets: show us LEARNING.
I’m definitely physically out of school. That glorious moment happened back in 2009 and in the last year or so, I’ve actually been thinking of jumping back into that craziness. Being in school for 20 years of my life, granted I started school in pre-school (and that still counts to me), its really crazy when I first went completely full-time and knew that it was not a summer job anymore, that it was the real deal and I was in the real world. I was lucky enough to be in a part-time job that I could switch to permanent full-time right away. For me, that was an amazing feeling especially since at that point in time, I was getting fed up with school. I was definitely glad to get time for myself: watch movies, be with friends, go see the world, and do things I wanted to do. Of course, nothing is ever perfect and with a low paying jobs, it didn’t fulfill some of the things I wanted to do so I finally changed jobs and now, I have more money but less time for myself and the people I love.
For that, I miss school a lot. I miss the time I had with my best friend during our crazy study sessions. There was a lot of meeting new people during new semesters and working on group projects. There was time to physically move about with other people. As much as it was paying (*ahem* investing) to stay up late and have a massive workload, there was a lot of great memories also.
Still, if its anything I have learned, as much as life isn’t the ideal world we all wish it was, we make the best of the situation. So like I said, PHYSICALLY I’m out of school. I no longer have to move my physical body to an institution to learn but rather, even right now, I constantly feel I’m still learning. My desire to improve myself never stops. I’m still actively trying to finish studying for my piano, taking online courses to get my TESL certificate and eventually, I want to take classes to excel in Spanish, event planning. I’m doing self-learning for baking and every single day its lessons after lesson whether at work, at home, in relationships with friends and family and along the way, I learn more about myself.
Every single one of us is in the school of life. I’m not exactly sure we ever will leave it while we’re alive.
BUT, thats what makes life awesome, right? RIGHT!
HAPPY FRIDAY! 🙂 TGIF!
How about you? Is the school year starting for you? Do you ever wish to go back? What is it that you miss about school (if anything)?