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Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

"BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!!!!"

 

 

That earth shattering surprise as you try to open your eyes, and suddenly remember what day it is. You don't want to be torn away; your bed is so warm and the promise of what kind of dreams it bears it irresistable. Pulling back the sheets, you rub your eyes and give one big stretch and a yawn. It's only dawn but the time moves on and you think "just 5 more minutes...."

 

So I'm certain you've all been eagerly anticipating this time of year again... No? You've all gotten so used to sleeping in just that while longer, spending your days assessment free, doing what you want when you want knowing there are so many days in the holidays to do all those things you shoulda, orta, coulda done before this day has arrived again. And suddenly it's hear and all those memories of free time have blissfully disappeared into a new thought..... Today I go back to school.

 

Starting school can mean meeting new people, juggling new subjects and even that dreaded H word....."Homework!" And with this in mind, we often experience a range of different emotions towards our education and the environment we enter in. For me, the first day was always uncertain. Coming from a small country town, you never knew what each year would bring. How much effort I needed to concentrate into my work, what teachers I was stuck with, whilst upholding a social life and all other activities I endured during a week.

 

Whether you're heading back to school or TAFE this week - or those days are long gone but you've got some tips to share, join us in the forums this Monday (3rd of February) at 8pm AEST, to tell us about your first day of school.

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

 

Hey everyone! Smiley Happy

 

Welcome to tonight's Getting Real session!!! Tonight myself and Kirdybirdy will be cofaciliating with Jordan.

 

It's that time of year again and many are going back to school or uni...so tonight we're looking at all things study related. Even if you're not currently studying we'd still love you to join in and share your experiences.

 

It should be a really fantastic night and we look forward to hearing from you all!!

 

To keep the convo friendly and interesting we'd love you to check out the  forum guidelines  if you haven't already or if you need a reminder.

 

To start off tonight: we're wondering what's one awesome thing you did in the summer holidays?

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

The best thing I did during the summer holidays was go to Asia for a month! I went to Malaysia for half a week, Japan for 2 and a half weeks and then Singapore for a week.

It was the first time I've been overseas without my parents - I went with my sister and friend, which was a great confidence boost for me. It was also a fantastic break for me and some of the obstacles I'd been facing in my day to day life.

 

It was most definitely the best thing I've done these holidays!

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

Jordo here. I'm super excited to be here tonight because this is my first ever Getting Real session I've run as a RO staffer. I can't wait to hear all about what going back to school is like for you guys. It is also the perfect topic for me as I'm going back to Uni this year after a short break. So I'm looking forward to the discussion even more.

 

What's one awesome thing you did in your summer holidays?

 

I flew back to Melbourne for three weeks to catch up with my friends and family and while I was there I fed my friends cows! There were like 50 of them and they ate bread... I never would have guessed!

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

Also - I'm really looking forward to tonight's Getting Real session! Great topic guys Smiley Happy

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

Evening everyone Smiley Happy
I hope your all enjoying your night so far!

We're wondering what's one awesome thing you did in the summer holidays?

During the holidays I spent some time in Melbourne with family. Favourite part was going to the Zoo for a day Smiley Happy

" Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

What's one awesome thing you did in the summer holidays?

 

Applied and got accepted to do a new uni course! 

 

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

Heyyyy everyone! 

That photo in the intro is something I do more than I'd like to admit. Seriously, snooze button and I and BFF <3 haha (Thank goodness I'm not the only one though!)

 

What's one awesome thing you did in the summer holidays? I was on the barrier in a mosh pit for YMAS and Paramore! Best, hottest and sweatiest thing ever... I'd do it 1823792837x over (even the 14 hour travel and 20 hour camp out before the concert)

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

Wow! That would've been an awesome experience! Smiley Happy


@florenceforever wrote:

The best thing I did during the summer holidays was go to Asia for a month! I went to Malaysia for half a week, Japan for 2 and a half weeks and then Singapore for a week.


 

Re: Back to skewl... to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool!

Welcome  @florenceforever 

Sounds like you had an awesome time overseas especially without parents, must of been nice to have some freedom to yourself!! I love Japan! Hiroshima was my favourite place to see!

" Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"