Well as week one draws to an end i am feeling a lot better about this course then i did before it started. My university journey has not been a very smooth one… i enrolled in university fresh out of high school, studying a bachelor of accounting. In hindsight now i realise i really should have taken some time off before jumping straight into study, i was still unsure of what i was actually interested in or what i wanted to do with my future and i feel this uncertainty was the start of my problems. I wasn’t happy in my chosen bachelor and my grades reflected it, passing some subjects but failing some also. Not wanting to disappoint my family i continued on with my studies and changed to a bachelor of business hoping it would be better suited to me. Unfortunately i continued to struggle and ended up changing my degree again to psychology, it wasn’t until i continued to fail that i realised i was not ready and was going to continue to fail until i was 100% committed and knew what i wanted to do. I eventually withdrew from uni and pre sued full time work. I have always thought of returning to university to complete my studies but have always had fear and anxiety of failing again which kept me from returning for 7 years. 5 years ago now i began working as a medical receptionist at a medical centre and realised i really enjoyed administration/ office work, i am still unsure of where i would like to end up in the future however i did realise that returning to uni could help me get where i want to be.
So here i am, taking it very slow, one subject at time as i do not want to risk failing again and this time round i am also working full time, raising my 1 year old son as well as finding out we will be adding another addition to the family in September. But I’m older now, I’ve gained experiences, grown up and learnt to prioritise better and am in a busy yet stable time of my life with great support and a lot of love from those around me so i think i can do this…
At the beginning of the week i was dreading this course, from a first look at the assessment criteria i thought i was doomed. I have never blogged before so that was/is very new to me, the thought of having to interact with others on peer wise and in our assignments really made me uneasy and doing it via distance also had me fearful that i would not have enough support. However since diving in it really hasn’t been too bad… i wont speak too soon of course this is only week one after all but so far peer wise turned out to be quite enjoyable and i actually ended up spending a bit too much time participating. Ive created my blog account and I’m posting my first blog right now and i found chapter one to be quite interesting so fingers crossed.
I just received my Company as well but i will leave that for my next blog post 🙂
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this as i know how valuable time really is.