Archive for September, 2012

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”
September 22, 2012

“I remember sitting in one of my first university lectures, when the professor issued a memorably stern warning: “Don’t let your schooling interfere with your education” he cautioned, quoting Mark Twain. I took his warning to heart, promising that I would not get too caught up in my studies, that I would take advantage of the many opportunities on campus. Then I, like I imagine most of my peers that day, completely forgot Twain’s words, buried myself under a mountain of books, part-time jobs, and scholarships applications, only to emerge four years later, degree in hand, completely dazed…”

This is how I began my application letter to McGill law school, an ultimately successful endeavour. And so it is time to begin yet another university degree, the first two cherished and only a little crumpled at the bottom of some drawer somewhere.

So don’t be surprised if this blog goes silent for a while. I have never managed to heed Twain’s advice and balance schooling and education, preferring instead the no-fun-no-outside-life approach to university.  I have ended my existential wanderings about the globe in favour of at least three years in Montreal, a bed without bugs, a lifestyle that supports blender ownership, and only a partial inability to recognize myself.

And so this blog could, for the few years anyway, be renamed “Emily, in the library.”