Iris suggested a school memory as our topic this week since the kids in her area of the world, which is on the other side of the equator from me, head back to classes from their summer vacation this week.
As a kid and a teen and even on into college and law school, I adored school. I was one of those people. You know. The ones who were all about getting good grades? Yep. That was me. BUT wait, before you start feeling sorry for the nerd girl, don’t. I was also the life of the party. Yes, I was always ready to have fun- now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a smoker, druggie or big drinker. In fact, I usually drank water when I went to clubs in college and law school. I loved to dance and I found it’s much easier to stay on your feet when you’re sober. Funny how that works, isn’t it? I’ve never smoked or done any drugs (there’s that nerd girl we love). I like most everyone I meet and love to talk and socialize so hanging out with friends was always a priority.
All in all, I have to say I had a great experience in each educational environment I found myself in. That being said, you couldn’t drag me back now. I don’t think I would be enamored of doing homework and writing essays or research papers anymore (even though I still have to do research papers for judges- but at least I get paid for those- and not in grades, either).
In other news, check out this new cover I got for my 1920s story (using my great grandparents’ names for the hero and heroine) that was supposed to come out February 20 but got moved up to January 30. I love, love it.