Daily Prompt; Fifteen Credits

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Another school semester will soon begin. If you’re in school, are you looking forward to starting classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?

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I never knew how good I had it. Even getting up at the crack of dawn to catch a bus. The only plan back then was to dress cool and see my friends on the big yellow bus.school-bus

I did plenty of work back in the days getting myself just right for the grand entrance of school.

The night before I took a nice smell-good shower. I washed my hair and rolled it up on giant rollers.rollers

I would lay my clothes out after rolling my hair and lay them across my desk chair.

I slept with the dryer on my hair. I loved the hum of the motor and lulled myself to dream land. I think this is why I need a fan 365 days a year now. It is difficult turning it on low because the motor is too soft but I could not hear Al if I turned it up full speed as I wish. Maybe this is why I am always so tired, I don’t sleep well anymore.fan

I liked boys better than school grades, although I didn’t do bad in school; but I could have had mainly A’s if I would have worked a tad harder.report card

That was it pretty much for me. My mind didn’t broaden out like it should have. It followed the path, the smooth one, the one that led to marriage.beating heartwedding dress

What was the hurry for heaven’s sakes? It only ended up in divorce.

Since I have been an adult I have taken classes for CNA. I am also a licensed Pharmacy Technician. I  have also been to school twice for my Nursing degree.

Both times I had to drop out because of Al’s health. I always thought I would go back. I would like to go back again some day.

I could sit here and go on with should have’s and could have’s but what good would it do. Those chapters are closed. Do I miss my school days? Yes, to a point. The freedom of thinking. The fun and laughter I shared. The phone ringing off the hook.

But alas, I have them all tucked neatly in my memory box. I take them out and sort through them sometimes but they tend to make me a little sad. One fear I have that I can’t shake is getting older and dying. Going back to school days reminds me I am getting up there in age.

I will admit that going through the chapter of nearing death with Al has opened my eyes and helped me to see that heaven is all that it is said to be. Tranquil, calming, all-healing, and beautiful. How can I fear that?pearly gates

Now for you younger ones that are in school, or technical schools here is a piece of advice from the granny era.

Have fun, in fact have a blast, but study hard, learn all you can. Be somebody. Don’t wait for someone else to make you someone. And remember boys and girls, life ticks by quicker than you can blink your eye. And keep watch on that school room door techies, because one day I am going to be walking through that door and sitting my butt right down next to you. I will get that nursing diploma.NURSE JACKIE

14 thoughts on “Daily Prompt; Fifteen Credits

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  6. I love this. I agree with the blogger above me, you will get that degree.
    I love your writing style btw. It makes me want to keep reading 🙂


    • thank you so much Jessica. I plan to get the degree. Even though I am basically a senior citizen, someone out there needs a nurse. Big hugs. Your comment made me smile my friend


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