Today is Day 22 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
I am using Encyclopedia of Me; My Life from A to Z, a guided journal created by Amy Krause Rosenthal.
U is for University
If I wanted to be a teacher, I knew I needed to get a degree. I started at the University of Toronto right after Grade 13 – but lasted only a month.
I lived at home, and travelled by bus and subway or Go Train every day. I didn’t stay after classes, never got involved in clubs, often got lost on the huge campus, and felt overwhelmed. It took me another month to tell my Dad that I had quit. He took it fairly well – even got me a job with his bank.
It took me almost two years to return to university – after he died. A close Friend lived in Ottawa, so I made the decision to go there. It was a smaller campus and I lived in residence. I got involved in clubs, made friends and loved my classes. I found my place there.
After graduating with a BA, I went to Kingston to get my teacher’s degree.
With both in hand, I was ready to be a teacher.