Both mogg and Nick have decided to go back to school tofinish their undergrad degrees. They each had their first lecture today – Nick, earlier this morning, and mogg as I write this! Another bestie of ours, Cheese, has also decided to return to school to finish the last few credits of her b.a. She started school on Monday.
I haven’t talked with cheese since her intro class and the only reports I’ve gotten so far from nick and mogg were via technology, a text and tweet. Nick texted that it is “strange to be back” and mogg reports here that she forgot pen and pencil, but not “how annoying undergrads are”.
I’m eager to get a debrief from both on what it’s like to go back to school at age 30 (or 28 – not telling who’s old!) and on how annoying undergrads REALLY are (one is in an acting course, for god’s sake – again, I’ll leave you to guess which!). Hopefully we’ll get a blog from mogg on what it’s like being one of those weird old ladies who sit in the front of the lecture hall, answering ALL the professor’s questions with way too many words.
I’m super proud of all three of my besties for having thecourage to return after such a long hiatus. God knows classrooms can be intimidating places, especially when you enter without a running start. Also, despite making you SMART, and giving you GOOD LEARNING, school can be boring and takes work, two things that make the challenge of going back even more impressive!
I deem 2012 the year of doing things that are boring and hard in order to feel good later. The year of deferred gratification! The year of eating-your-greens, of sucking-it-up-because-it’s-good-for-you! Mogg, Cheese and Nick: 1. Jones: 0. I had better get CRACKING.
HNY a little late dooooooodz