Well... it has been almost and entire whole calendar year since my last blog post. University took up a lot of that time, then an endless summer spending time with the kids took up the remaining months. Now, I'm preparing to go into second year of Uni in a couple of weeks and the children are back at school and nursery, so really I thought what better way to procrastinate when I should be getting the house organised than write a post on my neglected, forgotten blog!
First off, University has been almost exactly 77.3% less scary than I thought it would be. It also actually wasn't quite as hard as I'd thought it would be! I was worried I'd soon be found out as a complete fraud and escorted from the campus once they realised I was a. extremely old and b. completely incompetent, but neither of those thing has happened. I have felt, at times, very very very very old, which I didn't think would be an issue at 31 but I guess when you spend all day with 18 year olds it was bound to happen. I haven't felt all that incompetent and that has just been down to a mixture of just doing the work I have to do on time and keeping up to date with reading and lectures (mostly). I can't deny though that the unions haven't been visited. It's been a fun year!
The one thing I struggled with was spending so much of my hometime studying and reading, and I felt I was neglecting my little family at times (usually when an essay was due) however my amazing long summer has totally made up for that! Only a couple more weeks of that left though... and right now I can't wait to get back!