Tuesday, May 09, 2017

May Surprises

It's been a while since I last looked at the old Blog. What a bad blogger I am!! Actually, my life isn't that interesting these days other than to say it looks like I'm back in the paper-shuffling business more or less full time once more. I know how it all started - I was broke & on the edge of shifting my yarn to a cardboard tent in the park!! but I never intended to go back to working full time - just enough to pay the rent. But, that was then & this is now .  .  .  .  time to get really organized again since not only am I working full time but I've signed up for another Paleontology course at the University of Alberta. Ooops.

One of my greatest wishes through most of my working adult years was to go back to Uni full time. For someone who hated high school & dropped out as soon as she could, college was a revelation. Was I a poor learner?? Low marks?? Quite the opposite. I found high school boring & hated being held back to the speed of the slowest learner. College freed me. I could work as fast as I wanted & was constantly challenged. So, when courses became too expensive, I consoled myself with knowing I could take them all for FREE when I hit 65. I intended to be a full time Student!! The problem is that by the time I hit 65, I was working full time & the fibre bug got me. I still love Paleontology but my dreams are filled with yarn .   .   .   .


Louisa said...

You go, girl! Keep those brain cells happy 😊! Better to be busy than bored, anyway.

Anonymous said...

I am in my 60's and am studying language and taking classes to keep up my instrumental music technique. I ditto Louisa!