Well, the holiday's over and it's back to the real world BIG TIME!!
We've come home to six weeks worth of mail - among them report cards and stationary lists! I've got two weeks to get stationary, new uniforms, shoes, lunch boxes, drink bottles and a little bit of sanity before I have to worry about my own school needs.
After all the drama of trying to enrol in full-time semester courses, I'm now thinking of going back to a part-time load because at this stage, the thought of full-time feels a little overwhelming. I had a goal to finish my degree in four years but at the same time, I want to be able to give it my all. I think it's great to have goals but I think you should also be realistic and know your own stress and anxiety levels. Being a bit of a perfectionist, I know the stress of trying to do too much in order to complete my degree won't be conducive to getting the results I'm aiming for. At worst, staying part-time would mean finishing first year six months later and I can consider full-time in second year - hopefully by that time my mummy, wife and friend commitments will enable me to do this!
In the meantime, I'm trying to come up with places I can escape to during term so I can study in relative peace and quiet. I'm picturing a little sanctuary with a nice little desk, a lamp, a big comfy chair in a floral upholstury with curtains to match, a little mahogany bookshelf and a glorious view of trees, birds and flowers!
Unfortunately, I think my expectations might have to be honed down a little. So far, a place for my possible "sanctuary" consists of - 1. the walk-in wardrobe (yes, well...); 2. the garden shed (a bit of a stretch) and 3. a tiny little alcove in our master bedroom. We did come up with all these possibilities on an exhausting, sleepless 25 hour flight, so yes, two of them may have been a little bit far fetched! Upon actually inspecting the walk-in and the garden shed, we've come to the conslustion that my actual study time could possibly be marred by heat exhaustion!! Looks like I might have to lock myself in the bedroom.
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!!!