Day 22 – March Slice of Life

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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.

4 thoughts on “Day 22 – March Slice of Life

  1. It’s better to quit the wrong thing or place earlier rather than drag oneself through time and experience that is not right. You found your place little later and achieved what you desired.

  2. I have a friend who did something similar. She started at Penn State with us, didn’t like the main campus because it was too big, left and went to a smaller college and loved it. Got her degree and taught for 30 years.

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