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In Which I’m (Hopefully) Going Away To College

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I don’t want to give Apple any credit, because he doesn’t deserve any, but after I ended up screaming and crying at him and all, I got to thinking about things.

For once, lately, it wasn’t thinking about Apple and Zero. I was actually thinking about me. About how it’s been 11 years since I went to college, and how it’s been just less than 9 years since I came back (having left in February 2006).

I managed to get my job not long after, but everything since then has been disjointed, and… well. I’m still not entirely sure how I ended up where I am today, y’know?

So I started thinking: what if I went back to college again? I actually got accepted, three years ago, but the funding wasn’t available because I’d already done the HND Graphic Design, but given that I never finished it, that’s not a lot of help to me.

Also, considering that I left in 2006, my skills are just a little out-of-date now… especially since I’ve been out of work for six years.

I’m making a little change this time around.

NQ (non-advanced) Jewellery and Textile Design or, as it was listed in the guide, “NQ Fashion Textile and Jewellery”.

It’ll be interesting, going away – I mean, the college is in Glasgow, so I’m not going to be living in the dorms or anything, but I’ll be travelling an hour or two per day and getting up at the asscrack of the day if it’s a 9am start – but NOT going away to college again. I’ll be 32, and starting something completely different again.

The good news is that I’ll be getting myself back into a routine, which means ROUTINE. EXERCISE because walking places.

And I have plans to see about getting up to this place in Glasgow that does a roller disco, and busting out my rollerboots, on the days that I have to go in to classes.

I just have to wait for my excellent English teacher, Mrs. Jackson’s reference, to reach the college, and then I should get my unconditional offer. (I got an offer, conditional that I got a reference. Mrs. Jackson was kind enough to offer, and said she’d get it sent away today.)

Yes, though… going away to college again? Or, well. Travelling away to college, I suppose, will be interesting. I said to Mum that I should get a lunch box. I’m thinking I might actually look for a bento box.

I suppose it all depends, doesn’t it, on actually getting the unconditional offer first.

Right now, I’m just really excited about the prospect of maybe changing my future.

And actually getting out of the house again.

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2 thoughts on “In Which I’m (Hopefully) Going Away To College”

    1. Oh, don’t worry, I’ll be there in a heartbeat as soon as I get the unconditional offer. I just need to wait for them to get the reference from my teacher (she’s so awesome!) and then I’m good to go. I’m still mad that I never got to finish my Graphic Design HND – this is why I’m taking this opportunity. 🙂 I can’t wait!

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