I can't believe I'm half way through my semester already! The time certainly goes, but now the heat is on. I've just completed a 'take home exam' - which is really an assignment, not a nerve wracking exam, thank God! Even though I'd read both the books, done the homework, attended lectures/tutorials, it still felt like an exam because I did my usual, "I can't do this - I'm no good at this - Why am I doing this?' scenario.
I don't know if I'm ever going feel truely confident about my writing. I know my understanding and analysis of the novels is spot on, but for some reason, I lose my flow when it comes to writing the essay. I think I'm worrying so much about 'the right way' to do it, my creativity tends to become a little blocked. The lecturer suggested 'three hours' is all we needed to write two 500 word responses to two passages. Well, I can tell you now, it took me three hours just to go over notes and find appropriate quotes. Anyway, I've handed it in and now need to concentrate on my second World History brief and it's a bit hard to feel confident about the second one when I haven't even received the results of the first!
And as usual, in between all this are the three children and all their little dramas that can't get penned into my daily schedule. Just when I feel I've taken two steps forward, I get pulled back another four! Over the last couple of weeks we've had a sprained knee, bronchitis, teenage attitude, groundings and even a school detention!!! I'm sure any of you lucky, parents of teens out there can feel my pain!!!
To tell you the truth, as hard as it is sometimes, uni's the one thing that keeps me sane!
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!!!