Why I’m Not Returning To School & What I Plan To Do With That Time

It is true that Dylan and I moved to Halifax to go to school. But life happened and about a week or so ago I decided to take the year off. This will give me more time to finish the courses I’m required to finish before attending while allowing me to explore not only my new city, but also confirm that architecture is what I really want to do with my life. It’s such a big commitment to do a Masters in something that I want to really make sure that I’m going to love every minute of it. (Or every other minute.) The best way for me to do that is to take some time where I’m not in school and I can delve into what makes Jodi tick because I’ve really lost that in the last few years.

The biggest way I aim to do that is through this blog. I want to focus more time and energy into making Up the Rollercoaster bigger and better. I love this thing more than I ever expect to and the beauty blogging community has been so welcoming the last few months. I want to post at least three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday will be my goals for a schedule) as well as working on behind the scenes things like SEO and a Media/PR package.

I also want to take some classes in my down time. I will be definitely getting a job – probably just part time until I finish my courses – but in my spare time I would love to take some sewing classes and some art classes – maybe drawing, maybe painting or mixed media. A cooking class could be really fun too!

Reading is going to be a big part of my exploration I think. Especially non-fiction. I love me some fiction, don’t get me wrong, but I’m a bit disenchanted with it right now and I have been seriously digging Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, so I’d love to find more books like that!

I’m hoping that writing some of these goals down will really help me to do them. I have already inquired about a neat sounding sewing class later this month, so that’s well on it’s way!

Do you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see on Up the Rollercoaster in the future?

– Jodi
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