After thinking I had two weeks holiday with the kids, it works out I still have a week of uni while the kids are home - help!! It's impossible to get anything done and the stress levels are rising. When you're a mum, I don't think it matters what you endeavour to do whether it's work, study or travel, you always have the kids at the fore front of your mind and attention. I always feel as if I'm trudging up a steep hill with three pairs of hands pulling on my shirt tails.
While I was trying to finish an essay on Sunday (due on Monday), it was a case of where can I go to hide! After trying to work at home, I packed everything in the car and headed to the library only to get there and not find a park. The whole time I was driving around I could hear the "tick-tock" of time running out. I finally came back home and shut myself away in the bedroom only to have the bedroom door open every five minutes with each child having something extremely important to tell/ask me. I finally lost it and told them all to pretend I wasn't here and unless there was a fire, I didn't want to know!
I left Teenage Daughters 1 & 2 at home on Monday while I handed in the assignment and went to my lecture. I got home to the smell of burning biscuits to find TD No 2 watching Sponge Bob Square Pants and forgotten biscuits in the oven. I think the whole house could've burned down around her and she would've been oblivious! It's my own fault for thinking she would remember to put the timer on, seeing as that was what I told her to do!!! I awoke on Tuesday morning panicking that my assignment wasn't up to scratch. Oh, well, too late now.
Now I just have to try and finish my social enterprise project and finish reading The Tempest. It is such a short play but trying to do it all in between, "Mum, we're bored" and "Mum, there's nothing to do", is insane! I have come to the conclusion that I will just have to put in some late nights.
On the up-side my six weeks of eating properly finally seems to be paying off and I'm starting to feel as if I'm losing those extra kilos, very slowly. If I had done this five years ago, I would've lost six kilo's by now instead of one or two but that's age, I suppose. I also got to hit the treadmill yesterday with the kids yelling and screaming at each other in the background. I love my MP3!
Anyway, I can't wait until this semester is over. The hill's getting steeper, the trudging's getting slower and the hands are getting stronger!
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!