October 12, 2012


I have a lot of thoughts about school, and me + school.  The first go-around ended in me dropping out of architecture school with 3 semesters to go.  I was frustrated, overworked, and not at all happy.  I left school, and spent the next 5 years trying different things, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with myself.  I felt (feel) really good about this decision, too.  I like the things I did, everything I've learnt, and I feel strongly that there are many paths one can take that a university education isn't mandatory or necessarily useful.  I learnt so much just by trial and error, ready books, watching people more skilled than me, asking questions, and just being curious.

The place I've come to, though, is that I want to make more of an impact in the world, and I'm not sure how to do this.  I was an overachieving child, and now I have all these years of pent up energy just waiting for an outlet.  I want to work hard!

So I'm starting business school in January (that was a logical jump, right?!).  I'm going to study...I'm not sure.  Management?  Accountancy?  Something that will let me help the small businesses I love, hopefully.  I'm totally nervous, because the last time I wrote an exam was a lifetime ago.

I'm going to be in school until next summer, working my butt off to finish.  Hopefully I'll have time to sew and knit, but I'm still working three days a week and trying to eat healthily and have time with Seb and get drunk sometimes.

In the mean time, I have many plans of all the things I'm going to do with my last two months of freedom and hopefully I can start sharing them soon!

p.s. Sorry for the photo, but it makes me laugh to be cheesy


  1. This is so exciting!! Funnily enough (or not, considering our strange similarities), I've been tossing around this idea too! Trying to figure out how to combine wanting to make a difference while doing something creative and authentic is such a tricky thing. I feel a blog post of my own coming on, thanks to you and An. Enjoy your time of freedom, you will miss it when you are back in school!

    1. It's true - parallel paths! I am enjoying my free Sunday very much; I'll be so sad to loose all my lazy mornings!

  2. I went to school and got a degree, but the whole time I was unsure of what to do with the end result. Right now, I'm doing absolutely nothing with it...and it's almost been a year. I sort of wish I stopped half way through and figured out what I truly wanted! I'm very excited for your new journey and wish you the best of luck!

  3. Congratulations and good luck!

  4. congrats! sometimes you just need to take the leap, to know if something (anything!) is the right path for you. i never thought i'd want to go back to university, but i'm thinking of going to get my master's, and then my phD, in the very near future. it's scary, not having a concrete path to follow, but it also means you listen to your heart a lot more. anyway. you're a smart, hard-working, capable lady, so school is something you can totally do well at...but i'm glad you've left some time to chill, as well. :)

  5. Thanks folks! I'm super excited - just registered for classes!