I took more college classes during my 20 years in the Air Force but rarely more than one at a time and almost never more than two a year. The plus side to that: I don't need to take but one or two of those lower level courses now. The downside: I still have to take one or two of those lower level courses now.
So...what have I noticed that might be different or the same about my classmates then and now. Well, the biggest is that THEN we were the same age. NOW, not so much. 90% of them are young enough to be my offspring. But, I think this is a good thing. They can share what they know that I don't which is much since it's a whole different world from when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I can share my oodles of life experience with them.
I went in search of some headline topics from the 90s and here's what I found (in no particular order):
- Tonya Harding had Nancy Kerrigan clubbed in the knee (ice skating competition was FIERCE back then)
- The OJ Simpson trial
- Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky ("I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman" or something like that)
Read more of them here: 19 Things You Probably Forgot Happened in the '90s
2016, alone, was all kinds of topsy turvy and I don't know that there can be any sort of comparison; mainly because we're in a different mindset and have different perspectives on things than we would have almost a generation ago.
Anyhow, the differences are many but you know what we have in common: BOOKS!
For the love of all that runs this universe, college books are getting bigger. I swear! I'm taking only four classes. One requires a workbook so, for that class, I have two books.
The spiral bound is for a computer class and the black book holds all my notepads.
The other difference between me and my classmates: I don't think they share my enthusiasm for the freedom of being able to attend class; to learn these new topics; to take in this knowledge that I know is relevant, even if only in part.
I'm excited for this adventure.
And, what's even more exciting, being able to wear anything and everything in my wardrobe without having to conform to uniform/dress code rules. I imagine the school has a general dress code but I don't imagine that anything in MY wardrobe would be against it. lol.
Finally, it wouldn't have been a "Back to School" without "Back to School Pictures" so here you go:
I must go now. I have homework. 😄
Read the other Growth and Learning Aspect post here.