Thursday, December 22, 2011

Yeah, Merry Christmas!


Take it from me - deciding to study two subjects in the middle of Christmas is the stupidest thing you could ever decide to do.  Not only am I furiously trying to finish an essay which is due on the 30th, I also have to read about a dozen sociology articles and maintain two online posts regarding those atricles, each week - as well as do all the Christmas shopping, wrapping, ferrying kids from one place to another (yes - I'm still the only driver), and pack for a week away. 

What sort of a course co-ordinator would decide NOT to have a break over Christmas?  Oh, I'm sure THEY all get a break, don't worry about the rest of us.  Granted, they have given us this week to finish the essay but I'm not like ordinary students - my brain's a lot older and probably greyer and I need more than a week to finish an essay.  Hence, my only option is to also pack my laptop and study paraphenalia (don't know if that's how it's spelt and I don't care) and work on it by the beach.  Actually, that doesn't sound so bad - I might even throw in a couple of drinks for good measure.  But as Nicki so wisely says, each day is a step closer to my degree.  For now, I have to try and get to the shops before the masses and finish my last little bit of shopping.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and will be thinking of you all drinking your egg nog by the fire, while I'm sitting on the beach having a cold one.  Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?!!! XXX

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, matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!