|There is absolutely no relationship between this picture and my post! Only that I mention the Kookaburra and it's my favourite bird!!|
Yesterday while sitting outside the lecture room waiting for the lecture to start, the conversation turned to age. One of my fellow students just couldn't believe she turned 19 on the weekend!! Yep, 19 - I know how awful is that! And what's worse, she'll be 21 when she graduates! I can hear the sudden intake of breath - but that's not it. Another fellow student...wait for it...will be 23 when she graduates!! As you can imagine, I didn't have a hell of a lot to contribute because I don't think anyone dared ask me how old I'm going to be if I ever finish this thing.
Anyway, talk soon turned excitedly to what careers everyone hopes to embark on once they've finished (mostly teaching). One of the girls turned to me and asked me what I'm going to use my Degree for. Still sitting there stunned because I'd quietly worked out that I'll be at least 46 by the time I finish, I honestly had to admit that 'I don't know'.
Up most of the night reading and writing, I woke once again at about 2.30am unable to sleep and ended up dropping off on the lounge at about 4.30am - once the kookaburras start, you know any chance of sleep is pretty much impossible. I think I managed about 2 hours, so I woke up feeling down in the dumps as usual. But isn't it funny how God or the Universe or whatever it is, can always send you some sort of sign - if you're listening, you might just catch it. I logged on this morning to catch up on some blogs and the first one I read was Betsyanne's - all about, you guessed it, Non-trads/Mature Age students who finally made their graduation. Tres inspiring. Might just get me through this next week until my Easter break! Thanks Betsyanne.