Last week at uni, I met a lovely young lady in my World History class who told me she was studying to be a secondary teacher. She studies full-time, works 38 hours a week and lives on her own! When I asked her how on earth she managed to work and study full-time, she said every minute of her day was timetabled and if it wasn't, there's no way she'd be able to fit it in.
Now that I'm doing three subjects, I took this on board and decided it was exactly what I needed to do. Each week I've been writing up absolutely everything that will take up my time, including regular study. So far, it's working really well and friends and family have finally accepted my study hours during the week. As a result, I'm keeping up with all my homework and reading AND I feel less stressed!
My World History assignment, though, is causing me a bit of frustration. Trawling through databases trying to find journal articles about medicine in the 9th century Frankish Kingdom, was proving to be a bit difficult. I felt like ripping my hair out yesterday afternoon as whatever I put in the search engine seemed to either produce 1,000 articles or nothing really relevant at all! Thank goodness for Supportive Husband! Somehow by typing "ninth" instead of "9th", he finally found something I can use. Although I'm trying not to stress too much (it's only worth 5%), I have to make sure my information is accurate. Unfortunately, I've always found searching through databases daunting but I suppose I'll eventually get the hang of it.
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!!!