Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Call me crazy.....

... but I've obviously on a whim decided that my life isn't busy and hectic enough these days.

You see, I've finally decided now is the time to get back to my studies. I was only about 3 months into a two and half year course when I fell pregnant with Charlie. I struggled and persevered to continue with study whilst dealing with morning sickness, pregnancy brain and the all out exhaustion of growing another actual human being inside me, but in the end threw up my hands and told Mother Nature that she had won. No more study.

And you know how it is. Once you stop, it is just so darn hard to get started again. Procrastination fueled by sleep deprivation sort of got in the way a bit.

But now that Charlie is getting all good and grown up, I felt guilty enough about slacking off for so long that I rang and organised to start back again.

I opened my workbook yesterday for the first time in almost 3 years, tried to ignore the noise and sweat of Kaiden's Muay Thai class going on around me, and I got down to it.

I read a whole 3 pages.

But I loved it. So that's a good thing, right?

I plan to try to study in my odd moments here and there, as at present I don't have the 1- 2 hour time slots to study that they recommend (are they for real?). My biggest challenge will be attending the seminars which run on a Saturday for the whole day. I'll have to ponder on the logistics of achieving that, what with a toddler to look after, sporting commitments to run bigger boys to and, you know, a weekend to use for doing absolutely nothing.

I suppose you're all wondering what exactly I'm studying. I'm doing a double degree in Counselling, specialising in Relationships and Children & Parenting, as I would love to one day work with children and their families.

Right now though, I just have to figure out how to work within mine.


  1. wow! Good for you! You have to start somewhere...

  2. Good luck! It sounds like a really interesting course. I've always wanted to get into Psychology but I figured I'd drive myself crazy with it.

  3. Yep, you are crazy!
    I guess if you love what you are study you can almost call it 'you' time.
    Good luck and happy studying.