School life: a new beginning!

Sept 2013 This past week I got the first hand experience as a student after over 3 decades away from the academic world!  It is a brave new world!  While nothing less is expected, the challenge is not about the studying alone but everything else around it too:  the subway rides 1 hour each way (again, I have not taken the subway much for the past 20 yrs!!)  and quite often it would stall for one reason or another (signal problem, someone pulled the security alarm…).  Not that this is any “hardship” : others full time students commute from different adjacent towns about 1.30 hours away, the rides on the GO train then subway would average 2 hrs each way!!  Perhaps nothing comes easy in life and what comes easy, might not be appreciated or valued?!   As the weather will get colder soon and then the snowy days will be shortened… the distance will become more arduous but, these few years I am sure will be worth it.  Many frown upon an art degree but they might not know, it is just as tough and challenging as any degree and for most, might not yield the instant employment results! […]
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