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Back to School Edition - September 2012
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain
I used to consider myself lucky in that I was able to work a minimal amount to acquire good grades. Of course, in comparison to my elder sister it was frustrating as it seemed she barely had to work at all. Even in University we took the same class once and the night before an exam she watched a movie while I had to study. And she got a higher grade than I.
Honestly, that’s probably the only grade I remember. Sure, I have a relative idea of my overall GPA but an actual course or specific paper or test? I haven’t a clue. What I do remember is selling my Radiohead tickets in first year as it was too close to one of my finals… while I can’t recall which final I regret not having seen one of my favourite bands as I haven’t seen them to this day.
I went from play school to elementary school to high school. I didn’t question going straight to university when some friends chose to travel. I finished my BA in the allotted four years, and sped through an MBA program as quickly as possible, after which I spent nine months looking for a job in Calgary. While I had the education, I didn’t have the experience. I had the schooling but not the education.
I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunities I’ve had and can now see how every piece has led me to exactly where I am today. Schooling is a gift, but so is the right kind of education.
Good luck this year to all students, here's to enjoying the experience!