So I am sitting here in bed and looking at the clock that is flashing 8:45 like a nagging mother-in-law (at least that is what I heard mother-in-laws are like), reminding me that I need to go to sleep in half an hour because I need to get up at 5:00 to work and go to class.

Hello University, the being that refuses to let me have fun.

So my lovely readers, September has rolled around again and that means that a huge chunk of the population (including myself) are returning to school in an attempt to learn stuff. I am sure many of you are in the same boat and still trying to get used to the shift in the balance of your life that now revolves around classes, homework and if you are like me, work. All around my first week back at University has been a whirl wind, with assignments already being due and working nearly everyday, though all in all it has been good and I already have some pretty snazzy things hanging out on the horizon.

Some are 100%...some are tentative, but all of them are amazing opportunities. When I decided to go back to school at the age of twenty-six I was really nervous. It is a strange concept to be a "late bloomer" and doing something that society has told us is mostly reserved for people between 18-24 and if you are older then that..something has gone wrong. But after three semesters I have come to learn that...society is really full of crap and being back in school has had it's bumps in the road and moments of teachers calling me "kiddo" (kiddo? curse these baby cheeks) but in the end of the day I do not regret it. At the end of the day, even though I am the eldest in most of my classes, we are all in the same boat just trying to learn and do the best we can in our studies and studio work, if you are a Fine Arts major like myself.

When I made the choice to go back to school, I promised myself I would make the most of it. I had a checklist of things I wanted to do and be a part of, and slowly but surely that check list is being ticked off more and more. I told myself that if I made University something that excited me and gave me more opportunities then just my degree, then I would work harder and be more invested. Which ended up being true. My biggest piece of advice for anyone going back to school or in school right now, is to make the most if it. Be a part of clubs, take part in events and join in on your school's activities. Not just that but maybe take part in things that are out of your comfort zone (a trend of my life for the past year).

A tiny clue...
I do not want to give too much away when it comes to my checklist since one of the biggest things will not be a for-sure thing till December, but even today I signed up for a weekend event with my University that is out of my comfort zone but at the same time something that really interests me: A Model United Nations, which is an event I will blog about in once it rolls around.

I guess the point of this post is to check in with you guys and give a fist bump to all my fellow students out there, or perhaps people who are considering going back to school.

For anyone who is interested, I have a series on my Youtube channel about being an adult student back in school! There link is here: Nicola Mora

LOOK OUT FOR NEXT WEEKS POST! It may or may not be about travelling and saving!

Till next week, stay amazing.



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  1. Hooray going back to school! It was always my favorite time of the year, both as an undergrad and in graduate school. I don't really have an explanation as to why this was, especially since I was working full-time while I was in grad school. Either way, best of luck to you in the coming school year.


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