Just the other day I was thinking about how many years I’d spent in school. I don’t know what made me think of it but the number was close to twenty years. That’s a long time.
I remember being in college and being in such a hurry to graduate. I was so ready to experience real life. I did everything I could to get out in four years. Once I’d graduated and started working, everything was good. It was new and exciting. After a while the luster of being a real life grown up wore off.
I began to realize that every stinking piece of mail coming to my door had my name on it, every bill had to be paid by me because my name was on it. Ugh! It was a far cry from the semi-carefree lifestyle of college. The only bills coming to my door had been for magazine subscriptions. Now it was power and light bills and rent! Why did I want this so bad? It was a long way away from my dorm room and eating meals in the cafeteria.
Looking back, I wonder why the heck I was in such a rush? My guess is that nearly20 years of learning, in a classroom setting was getting to me. I needed something different for my everyday. While I missed the nearly responsibility free life, there are some things I don’t miss about school.
- Overall, I don’t miss the classroom setting.
I like learning in different ways. For me, doing something is a great way for me to learn it. That wasn’t always an option in school. Lectures were the norm in many cases. Kind of blah, if you ask me.
- I don’t miss taking stuff I have no interest in just because it’s required.
I like learning new things all the time but it’s even more interesting to me when it’s something I care about. Calculus, was/is not on that list.
- I don’t miss being broker than broke!
Trust that I’m not rolling in it now but I’m not on a Ramen noodle and tuna fish diet anymore either. I used to eat tuna fish sandwiches DAILY! I don’t miss either of those delectable dishes at all!
What don’t you miss about school?