Daily Prompt: Fifteen Credits

Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?

I have told people before that if I could afford to be a professional student, I would never leave school.  I enjoyed the classes I took, even though there were times I was one of the older students in the class, which could be both amusing and irritating at times.

Like the kid who walked up to a professor as the first exam of the quarter was being passed out and said, “I didn’t know we had a test today.”  Or the two students who sat in front of me in one class who mutually decided that Joan of Arc was the wife of Noah.  I am not kidding, either.  Too bad the professor did not hear that conversation.  I was somewhere between highly amused and flabbergasted.

Yes, I do miss being in school.  I miss the campus and there were so many classes I wanted to take, but never got the opportunity.  I would go back and take all those classes.  I would not like the exams or the papers, sure, but those are parts of the academic life, and are small parts when I consider what all I learned while earning my degrees.

But, I am also enjoying life back in the work force.  I think I would miss the other part wherever I was.


About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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