I was a bit of a lazy student through school. Well until my Phd. But for the majority of my education, I never really applied myself to lesson. I attended classes, half-listened to teachers and had no problem with the readings and assignments or tests. I was fortunate.
And then I got lupus. And suddenly I couldn’t be a lazy student any more. Required reading? Not all that easy. Assignments and tests? Yeah it is called living and managing lupus as best I can. No extra credit here.
And the lessons are all day long, every day. No breaks. Not exactly what Im used to. But then you don’t always get to choose.
Apparently having a chronic illness like luous means you are required to be engaged, actively participating in the lessons. Don’t worry, they aren’t afraid to repeat the lesson until you get it. And even then, sometimes after you have mastered the matieral, they just make you do the lesson again. Of course like any good teacher, lupus never presents the lessons the same way each time. Things get switched up and such.
None of this is what I wanted, but it has taught me to be a better student, to be more appreciative of things. And it’s kept me humble in more ways than I needed. So I guess there is that lesson to.