A-Z of Becky: K

K is for Knowledge

Yes, this is a photo of me behind library stacks.

I love to learn. Which I guess is a handy trait for a teacher to have. I adored university and I cried on my last day. Not because of the loss of friends (I only made a handful of lasting friends at uni) or because of the fading student lifestyle (I stopped drinking after my first year and never once went to the weekly student night at the SU). I cried because I was going to miss learning. Sitting in lectures, taking everything in, reading up on theory and writing assignments. I loved it all.

I'm hoping to find the time to squeeze in a master's degree at some point and my life ambition is to complete a PhD. Dr Bedbug has quite the ring to it, wouldn't you say?

I am absolutely serious when I say that if I won the lottery, I would be a student forever. I would just do degree after degree after degree. However, at the moment that has yet to happen, so I console myself by reading constantly. Fashion magazines, newspapers, true crime books, Wikipedia (yes, I know it's not reliable!). I visit art galleries and museums. I practice new skills constantly: My ukulele, photography, blogging, writing.

I immerse myself in learning. I dedicate my life to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, both for myself and for those I teach.

Aristotle once said "The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching". Damn straight!


  1. lovely post!

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  2. I actually feel the same way as you, I wish I could do school all over again without the distractions of being a teenager in the way! Bring on uni next week!!! x

  3. I love this post. I wish I'd appreciated university more at the time - I didn't do the wild student thing, but I kind of saw it as a stop gap between the hell of high school and "becoming a writer" and didn't give it the attention I should have. That said, I LOVED researching essays; I could spend hours holed up in the library.

  4. We are so similar. Must be the primary school teacher in both of us! I would love to go back and do it all again as a proper grown up, without any of the drama of being a teenager/young 20 something.

    PS: Thanks for inspiring me to do a series like this. Best of luck with 'Back to School' this week x

  5. I love this post! As my Latin teacher has always told me, scientia potentia est!

  6. Coudn't agree more. I don't think I could ever stop, or get bored of learning. I long to go a PhD, I have a masters but when my course mates were applying for PhD funding i was applying for my visa to the US so the chance somehow passed me by. Maybe one day!

    Just found your blog today btw - and loving it!

  7. I'd love to a be a career student. Just taking classes and learning as a job.

  8. i LUURVE LEARING TOO! i was just the same when finishing school, i miss it so much!

  9. haha brilliant photo Becky! Dr Bedbug would be awesome!! I think as long as you're studying the right thing you will always love learning. Unfortunatley I'm not really... haha! But I still don't want uni to end, far to scared of the big old world of work!

    Robyn Mayday

  10. Love your blog! (:
    Hopefully, in eight more months I'll be able to call myself a teacher, too.

    So glad I found your blog!

    -XX- Alynne

  11. I love learning, but I don't think I like being a student. Assignments are so stressful to me, because I am such a perfectionist. But, learning is definitely very enriching, and having the opportunity makes me feel really privileged.
    AND, Dr. Bedbug sounds TERRIFIC!

    Sofie /

  12. Oh wow!! I say that ALL the time, that if I win the lottery, all I'll do is study! So nice that there are other people out there that would do the same hahaha :)

    Waiting/wishing/wanting to pursue a PhD too :)

    x Charlotte from

  13. I completely agree with you! I'm in my last semester of undergrad, and I want to cling on to student life as long as I can lol. there's something so liberating about being surrounded by intellectual opportunity.

  14. i love this post & love the a-z concept. i'm in my final semester so i'm feeling exactly the same as you did! :(

    X X X


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