And for the first 5 weeks, I didn't make it there. Partly it was because I felt overwhelmed with all the work; and partly because of the logistics of carrying my gym bag as well as my school bag across the harbour with me on the ferry/bus.
But this week, I managed to get to the gym twice! The school that I am attending is too small to have a gym, but part of our student fees go to the school just up the street from us, and so we get access to their gym. And a lovely gym it is too. Clean, friendly, in good repair, and the nicest shower area of any gym I've ever been to. All I have to do is swipe my student card, and I can get access to it all!
And that isn't the only benefit to having a student card again.
I just have to wave my student card at the bus driver or gatekeeper at the ferry terminal, and I can get on without paying.
On Tuesdays, if I show my student card at the grocery store, I can get a 10% discount on my purchases.
If I sign in with my student card, I can get access not only to the library at my school, but also the libraries of every university in the province. And they will even deliver books that I request to my school for me within a couple of days!
So I guess being a student isn't all just hard work :-)
(my student card - it's been a few years since I last had one of these!)