Holy crap these kids say some smart shit! Or rather they make normal shit sound smart! Where did they learn this academic jargon? Because they sure as hell weren’t teaching it at my high school! With week one over, I’m settled, kinda. I’d say I’m treading the water smoothly now, and have worked my way around the online bubble enough. The class discussions are my favourite. To be able to hear everyone’s opinions and point of views, and discussing in a polite and non-judgmental environment (much like a Twitter comment section lol) is a breath of fresh air, one I didn’t know I needed either. Nothing like a bunch of nerdy intellectuals to get you hyped for a Monday morning lecture! In all honesty, this environment feels right, like a space I’ve craved, some sort of academic connections I’ve been longing. Bring on week two, baby!
Hello! And welcome to the first Back to School Blog post. I guess I should start off by explaining how I ended up here. Long story short, I quit my job as a builder a couple of years ago and made the decision to move to the UK. Upon my travels and new experiences, I developed my love for literature and started to write more confidently and consistently. Unfortunately, my time overseas was cut short due to the recent pandemic and the extremely expensive and extremely frustrating decision to return to Melbourne was made. So, what now? I’m back, I have no money and there is no way I’m going back to building houses after living the lifestyle of a homeless backpacker! School it is then! And off I go. I have no idea what to expect! No idea how to enroll or what the hell a university cloud is but I’m learning and I want to bring anyone along that is happy to join me. This is The Back to School Blog with Steve and I’m gonna be writing all about my experience as a mature age student attending university for the first time!