I miss my student identity. Well, I miss the learning and the studying.
I don’t miss the deadlines. I don’t miss paying for school. I don’t miss studying and researching with expectations. I don’t miss the drive up to the university. I don’t miss needing to be in the library because I can’t get those books online. I don’t miss standing in line for registration. I don’t miss the fees for everything it seemed. I don’t miss cafeteria food. I don’t miss…..a lot of things.
I miss some professors. I miss my classmates. I miss the freedom that I had when I had a Student Identity.
Okay, so maybe I miss some things, and I don’t miss others.
To all of my students: Don’t miss out on your time as a student. One day, you’ll long to be one once again – or at least some of it. Either way – don’t miss out on the identity right now and enjoy as much of it as you can.