Let’s talk about school, because I can! The one school that I have coveted and would have LOVED to attend is the University of Notre Dame. Unfortunately, it has always been a bit out of reach even though I did win a scholarship to Notre Dame when I was in high school. It was for science of all things. Can you imagine? I was hell-bent at the time on going to Belmont University and studying music business, which is what I did. That didn’t last, of course, because it was a passing fancy. Ever since I was little I wanted to be an artist. That was my pipe dream, so there is little wonder I ended up studying graphic design at Indiana Vocational Technical College. Still my heart will always belong to Notre Dame. When I walk around campus there, I am home.
What about Hogwarts? Who wouldn’t want to go to the school of wizardry and witchcraft? Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to do magic, hex someone, or visit Diagon Alley for supplies? If I had been lucky enough to study at Hogwarts, I would most definitely be in Ravenclaw for my intelligence, wit, and my ability to think outside the box. I had to study up on the characteristics of all houses and go to Pottermore and face the sorting hat. The sorting hat placed me in Ravenclaw! I could never be a Gryffindor because not only am I afraid of heights, I am not keen on trying new things and am scared shitless of things like roller coasters. No way in God’s green earth would you ever catch me flying on a broom or a hippogriff. While I can be loyal, protective, and hardworking like a Hufflepuff, if I get a hair across my ass the wrong way, I am capable of cutting people out of my life forever without a backwards glance. Sad but true. Finally, while I am all about self-preservation, I simply am not ambitious enough to belong in Slytherin.
If you are following the prompts from NaBloPoMo, you will probably be scratching your head about now thinking, didn’t she combine two prompts? Ten points to you, that would be correct!