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Back to School

By Thecleverpup @TheCleverPup
Back to School
This will be my new school  - at least for a couple of hours a week. I've been accepted for Academic Bridging at the University of Toronto and I'll be starting tomorrow.
Academic Bridging is a course for those away from formal education for a while, in my case 28 years, to test their ability to do university-level work.
When I was in high school, Ontario had a thing called Grade 13. Grade 13 was required to enroll in University and I didn't take Grade 13.
Despite being practically "gifted" my whole elementary school life, attention was not paid to my educational path. I was the "spare" not the "heir" and was generally thought of as not as smart as my decade-older brother.
When my marks were faltering in Grade 12 - why did anyone in authority think I should drop Art and Geography to take Chemistry and a spare!? - I signed up for Fashion Merchandising at a college an hour away.  I did use what I learned there to a degree; I managed a clothing shop on Yonge Street for a whopping $4.25 an hour and I went on to manage the gift shop at the Royal Ontario Museum. Managing a staff of 13 was too stressful for me at 24 and I went on to clerical jobs, one at a Museum association and another at the CBC Radio union. Then I met G-Pup and had a baby and stayed at home with  Noah for 8 years. Since then I've had very interesting jobs; writing for a travel encyclopedia and working with a friend on historical research.
But I feel like an anachronism. I'm a stay-at-home-mum with little education, but my son is 16!!  So I bit the bullet and signed up for the Bridging program. I'll be taking 6 months of Canadian History on Tuesdays and Thursdays with lots of essay writing in between.  If I pass that, I eventually I hope to take some Art History classes and maybe by the time I'm 60, I'll have a degree!

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