Peacock at Royal Roads U.Aren’t peacocks handsome birds? Well, the males anyway. I love the brilliant blues and greens of their feathers.  And there are plenty of these creatures strutting around the grounds of Royal Roads University.

Week two of my three-week residency starts tomorrow, another week of 9-5 days, punctuated with a mid-week pub night. The weekends are a mix of school work, walking the many campus trails, socializing with other students and quiet time.

I spent part of this weekend crafting a paper on communication theory, and writing and practicing a one-minute speech that I have to deliver in class. This particular part of the course is so far out of my comfort zone that it just has to be good for me, right?

The dorm is the very opposite of luxurious, but it certainly sets the tone that here, I am a student.