Good morning, folks! And Happy Wednesday to all of you!
This week’s questions, all about school:
1.) How were you as a student?
2.) What was your favorite subject and did you excel in it?
3.) What - if any - is your fondest school years memory?
4.) Did you attend college and if so, how was that experience?
5.) Would you go back to school - be it in person or online - if you could? (Or to earn another degree?)
1.) How were you as a student? I’d say I was a good student, but I was an expert at procrastinating, and I loathed homework. I think I had the potential to be better. I didn’t mind working hard in the classes I loved, but when it came to something like Math, I avoided it like the plague. God, I hated Math.
2.) What was your favorite subject and did you excel in it? I loved English and Art, those were easily my favourite classes, and I did fairly well in both of them.
3.) What - if any - is your fondest school years memory? Aside from hanging out with friends, I’d have to say it was the fun I had teasing/tormenting one of my teachers, Mr. Deogun. He was my Physics and Chemistry teacher in Grade 11, and I think I drove him bananas. I recall once taking my pencil and twisting it all up in my hair on top of my head. Then I sat there, staring, while he wrote notes on the blackboardfor us to copy. At one point when he turned around to explain something, he glanced at me and asked why I wasn’t writing anything down. “You are just sitting there, looking like a monkey!” I gave him a very serious look, and said, “Sir, I cannot find my pencil. I have looked every where. It’s just not here, so I can’t copy down the notes.” He stood there just looking at me in disbelief, shaking his head, and finally said, “Jill! It is right here! In your hair! You MONKEY!” I haven’t seen him in years, but my mom runs into him from time to time, and she said he always asks about my older sister and younger brother, and then will say, “And what about the monkey? How is she?”
4.) Did you attend college and if so, how was that experience? Yes, after graduating high school, I spent the next two years at Heritage College, a Quebec CEGEP, where I completed the Liberal Arts program. I loved my college experience – it was just a bit bigger than my high school, I made some really great friends, and I honestly enjoyed everything about it. My intentions were then to get a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English from the University of Ottawa, but I quickly decided that wasn’t the right path for me. I ended up taking an Office Administrator course from a local business college – did I love it? No. But it was a means to an end. I had dropped out of university and I needed a job. I had decided office work was what I wanted to do with my day-job, with the intention of writing that “best-seller” on the side. ha.
5.) Would you go back to school - be it in person or online - if you could? (Or to earn another degree?) I’ve toyed with this idea, especially with on-line correspondence courses. I know my mom suggests it from time to time. She’d really like me to get a degree. But honestly, furthering my education doesn’t really interest me much. If I were to take any kind of classes, I’d want them to be more in the field of creative writing. But there’s a big part of me that knows I just need to do it. Write something. Anything. I have to start somewhere.