Making Changes In Life – Am I Crazy?

On Friday I made a decision to go back to school.

Anyone who follows my blog knows that I’m trying to be a writer and that I dabble a bit in writing with my stories and that I’m working on a novel or two. (you can read the first two chapters here https://scottishlegendwordpress.com/2016/08/30/journeys-end-chapter-one/ https://scottishlegendwordpress.com/2016/09/07/journeys-end-chapter-two/)

I’ve never had any formal writing experience this has all just came from my head. some people have said that I have a natural talent, and honestly, I’ve never been good at accepting compliments of my work.

So back to my point on Friday, I have made the decision to go back to school and do Degree in English Literature and Creative writing.

Now the course its self will only be part time, and I’m not going to start it until next October, but I’m already starting to worry that I’m taking on to much. I have not been in any kind of formal education for fourteen years, and the thought of it is a bit overwhelming.

I spoke to a good friend of mine (who also writes erotic short stories http://jenga32.blogspot.co.uk check her out she’s good), and she thinks it’s an excellent idea but that I am also a little insane, especially with the baby on the way, but said that I would do great at it.

I don’t know if this is a good idea or not but I’m going to give it a try.

Has anyone gone through something like this? Going back to school after this long a period? I hope I’m not taking on too much

Colin

12 responses to “Making Changes In Life – Am I Crazy?

  1. I always thought the going to school part was the easy bit. The hard thing is finding a way to put that education to use in the real world. You already have that covered so, go for it. That’s what I hear anyway. I didn’t go past high school though so my advice might not be the soundest. lol

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  2. I think it is great that you are following your passion. Maybe there is a rational side (the mind) that makes you doubt and worry as if he timing is right, but are we truly ever ready? Wouldn’t it be better to follow and pursue your passion vs. looking back and saying “I wish I would have”? You have nothing to lose my friend but a great experience to gain.
    I think of myself and being a foreigner from Europe, here in the US with English being my second language. There ad no fancy words like I explained in one of my early posts, and I have no formal education in writing. Yet it is something I feel compelled to do and it makes me feel good just to think that there might be one person I could potentially make a difference for. It’s more than I could ever ask for and strangely I feel that this matters to you as well. You are a person of integrity and values and the world needs to hear your words. So I say go for it….it will hardly feel as work or as you chewed off too much because you are passionate about this project. You got this …..hugs.

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