The thing about university and family
by MW Cook
Life is what goes on. Life is what I’m doing. Right now, even. Writing this blog is life. It’s not something I do in life. Right now, it’s life.
My family is life. Because it’s what I do. When I roll around on the floor with Joseph, it’s life. When I build Lego spaceships and princesses with Asha, it’s life. When I crawl out of bed at 3am to feed Deva, it’s life. When I slump into a chair beside Ruth for a pleasant moment with tea and anime, it’s life. It’s not something I have to do. It’s what I do, and that makes it life.
University is life. Because it’s what I do. I feel bad for these teens who have been stuck in school for twelve years. University is just the next grade for them and I can’t imagine how hard it must be. But for me it’s easier. The essays and papers are not obstacles. They are what I’m here to do. They are life.
I have a whole lot of life going on right now. It’s a totally different game from the one I’ve been playing. It’s a harder game. The controls are a lot more complex and the levels are tougher to beat.
But who wants an easy game, anyway?