I took this photograph yesterday as the girls and I were wondering home from what is becoming a bit of a Sunday ritual – walking to the local shops for a treat. (when I say ritual – we have done it twice now…. surely that’s enough….!)
I of course am in major ‘ohmygoshwhathaveistarted’ mode. For those unaware, i am in my first semester of a Bachelor nursing degree, via external study, through Charles Darwin Uni. I started out thinking I could manage full-time, and then a few weeks in (and already four weeks behind due to crappy appendix and no textbooks), I realised that maybe part-time was the way to go. Duh.
I am undertaking two subjects, one of which is the biggest and most important building block – Anatomy & Physiology 2. Yes – 2. Maybe I should have done 1 first. How I managed full-time study. the equivalent of a full-time job, PLUS socialising and sporting activities 20 years ago is well and truly beyond me. Now all I have is four little girls, and (here’s the kicker) NO BLOODY BRAIN, (because said girls have sucked it out of me). I cannot retain a thing. In one ear, and out the other.
I do note that my procrastination skills are still highly commendable! 🙂
So – as I was stressing away on how much I need to do, how far behind I am, and slowly coming to the realisation that I might only just scrape a PASS, a very wise friend told me this….
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
Please excuse me whilst I go and gorge myself……