Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Well ... I pressed 'enrol'

A BIG thank-you to Jacana for her kind words and the last bit of encouragement she gave me.  It gave me a big boost and propelled me into giving this a red hot go!  I enrolled right after I read your comment.  Thank you xxx

I feel pretty daunted now, a whole host of things running through my (very foggy) mind.  Yesterday I pressed the enrol button on Unit 1 of a 24 unit Bachelor of Arts (my Son#1 said ... "oooh Mum an 'arts' student" - never thought of that, I always see writing as far more serious!  But then, when I think of art I think of this Art Review)  

Some rambling thoughts, to try and clear my mind, which is still full of whatever sinus infection/allergy/nasal thing I have:

  • The first unit is, surprisingly, called An Introduction to Writing.  
  • I start on the 25th February, which works out well as the week before, I should complete my current online course.
  • It's all very exciting, and thrilling and I have a million stories and themes running through my head already.  
  • It all feels very jumbled for the moment, but the excitement is there.  
  • Wish I felt this excited for other things in my life.  
  •  I have bought 3 brand new pads of Executive Lined Paper - it makes me feel very grown up.
  • I have filled the jelly bean jar on my desk.
  • The enrollment details say this unit should take 10 hours a week - I suspect it will be more.
  • Did I mention how excited I was?


  1. YES ...... I have just finished a little dance of celebration for you. I am soooo excited for you. I recall this feeling about 6 years back and doing Uni as a mature age student. Such a great ride, I know you will love it.

    Just think in a few years time you will be a Univeristy Graduate. What doors will this open for you - so many you haven't even thought about.
    10 hours a week - that will be Uni time - add another 10 hours a week for non uni time. You can do this.

    Glad you have your paper - what about your lunch box and Uni bag ????

    Now I am excited !!!

  2. Congratulations! That is such great news I am so happy for you! You will love it, I loved uni and am going back again next year and already looking forward to it. You will need to up your coffee intake but otherwise you will be fine :). If you are a mac user and need a new computer you can now get a student discount which is really the only time you can get one. Really looking forward to hearing about this journey.

    1. Oh yes - Jodie there is also discount on public transport for students. Another bonus of being a Uni student.

  3. That is awesome Im so excited for you too!
    Imagine waking up and doing something that you love and makes you smile, now wouldnt that be living the dream :)
    You are going to do great x

  4. So exciting congrats! I'm doing one subject this year in my degree that seems to keep on going forever. Will be following your journey for encouragement!

  5. Congratulations, I wish you all the best and am looking forward to hearing about your journey xx