Back to School at 40-Something- Doing Over Time
This was a good week. As busy as usual, but with only one night ending at 4:30 in the morning. The thing that made it particularly good was the academic / creative breakthrough I’m experiencing. It’s the kind of occurrence that one might subconsciously anticipate, but it’s really only now after nine months of daily push, that I feel I’m seeing things come together.
I’m referring to the idea of learning and doing. One would assume after nine months I’d be operating full throttle and I am, to the best of my current abilities. However this week, there was a conscious progression, or perhaps more accurately, a reconnection to the parts of my academic / creative self that generates new synapses or possibly reignites the old ones. Regardless, the end result is extremely uplifting and welcome!
If any of you have had a similar ‘lightbulb moment’, I’d love you to post a comment and share your experience.
As things move in one direction for some, they move in another for others. I was saddened to hear that one of my fellow “mature” classmates Rochelle, left the programme this week. It wasn’t totally unexpected, there have been signs of her discontent, but that doesn’t make it any easier. We’ve become a tight, interdependent family and the departure of one person changes the dynamics – one less person to learn from, to grow with and to share this incredible journey.
Here’s a farewell photo of our departing classmate: