Always Be a Student

I’ve spent a lot of time in school. Almost 15 years of my life. I was a pretty okay student. Early in life, I understood the expectations of the classroom and performed accordingly. Write the papers, read the books, say the things. You know the drill. I certainly did.

I haven’t been a traditional student for a few years, but lately I’ve been thinking about the value of the student mindset. When I was in university, I walked into every classroom with the expectation to learn. It was natural. It was easy. The dynamic in the room was already set up: I was there to listen and the prof was there to share their knowledge. There was nothing to prove. Everyone in the room already knew that I was clueless. That’s why I was in the class, to learn.

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The First Few Weeks and the Purple Dress

I finished the coursework for my degree in English and Medieval Studies on April 12, 2018. That was just over a month ago. Since finishing, I’ve been trying to find my new post-undergrad routine. Here’s how it’s going:

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(Belfountain Conservation Area 2017)

The first week or so was a bit of a crap-shoot in terms of writing. At the beginning of April, when I was writing my twenty-five page, seminar paper on Cecily Neville, all I wanted was to write creatively. I wanted it so badly that it became the almost-heavenly light at the end of the academic tunnel. I was so consumed with the pursuit of finding writing time, that I didn’t exactly know what to do with it when I finally got it after handing in my last assignment. Continue reading “The First Few Weeks and the Purple Dress”