When I was in school, I couldn’t wait to be out of there and get into the workforce. Studying was getting old, and I wanted to have a life.
Then I started teaching. That made me want to go back to school for all the freedom it allows – sleeping in when you don’t want to go to class, setting your course schedule so that you are only taking one class (or none) on Fridays. Ah, such is the life. People in school don’t realize how sweet it is to have such flexibility.
Then I became a SAHM. That made me want to go back to teaching. Ah, the sweet lunch breaks! The 10 minute recess breaks! So much time to do things I wanted to do! What I would GIVE for a 10 minute recess right now. I don’t even get that when I have to *ahem* download. Who cares if I’ve got kids sitting with me serving a detention! I got to sit in a spinny chair and
boss kids around surf the net chatter with students about their oh-so-interesting lives.
And now, I have come full circle. I long for the studying, the intellectual feasts to satiate the mind and make me feel like a human, and not just a robotic toddler-bum-wiping machin, soon to be a moo-my again.
So, in my quest for brain candy, I have decided to go back to my roots and revisit my music theory and history studies through the RCM. I can do it by self-instruction, and there are no time-constraints on finishing a particular course or subject by a certain date. In all honesty, I have studied most of the content in the RCM theory syllabus in university and college, but now I can put it all together and work toward a goal that I have long held: becoming and Associate of the Royal Conservatory, with all the glory and fanciness of a nice title, ARCT, to go after my B.Ed.
Wait. I think this means I should be studying right now. Oh crap, I’m already procrastinating! I guess that means I am heading into student-mode once again. Just send me a keg and a rowdy pack of frat boys and I’ll be back in business.