Random musings of an adult college student who has chronic illness. 

This may come as a surprise to some, but I’m not the youngest pup in the wolf pack. I turned 30 this calendar year, so technically I’m way past my pup days…

Finishing my degree has not been easy for a variety of reasons. Whenever I was getting somewhere, something devastating would happened and I didn’t have the skill set to cope, so I would be back to square one. 

I have been in and out of post secondary for the last 10 years of my life. It has been a long ass journey to say the least. I’ve changed majors a few times, and have switched my degree from arts to business along the way. 

Since I went back for the LAST time two years ago, I have been asked when I will graduate, and I used to have a pretty solid answer (give or take a few months). These days, I have no idea when that will be.  I can’t give a definite answer, because I have no idea. 

I think if I was younger, it would bother me more. But I’ve learned with age and in sickness that life is never going to go as planned and is NOT A RACE. With myself or others. 

The easiest thing about being an adult in college is feeling old, but having chronic illness already makes me feel ancient anyways. 

I’m extremely lucky that I have Dave to support me in this, and I can take my time. Because without time and support I could not do school or a lot for that matter. 

I’m feeling really ready to get back into class this up coming semester. I’m hoping I can balance life, school and illness a lot better than before. Having realistic views will help with that. 

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