Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Studying again

I was really unsure of what to blog for todays prompt. This is really the problem with a lot of my blogging. I sit down and can not think of anything, so write nonsense. That is unless I have a project to post. And then it hit me, my studying. This is the major change in my life recently. I have recently started doing a degree correspondence through UNISA. I have known that I had to do it for a while, but put it off because I couldn't really see the point in doing it! I started a new job in March last year and then was promoted to lecturer shortly after that. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on your viewpoint) it is a requirement of my job that I either have this qualification or go about getting it, which really is what gave me the final prod to do it. Wow, what a culture shock it has been. So much work to do, which I being a very lazy student at the best of times, have really battled to fit in. It has been nice to be learning new stuff, and I can also see how I can use it at work, but it is really hectic to fit it in. I am also quite nervous as to how much I am actually able to take in and retain.  Next year I plan on taking more subjects too, so things are about to get busier! I have been doing it with my friend Andria, and although we have not got around to getting together much, it is nice to have her on the other end of the line for moral support! I wrote my first exam for 16 a few years the other day, and it was really wierd to be on the other end of the table lol. I have one more exam on the 16 November, and then we start the long wait for the results. It is quite scary being a student again, and I will say that it was definitely easier the first time round!


  1. I wasn't a terribly good student in my youth but as a retired adult, I find I like being a student. I went back to college and got my degree when I was 62. Since I am retired it is of no practical use to me, but it pleases me to know that I did it. Enjoy the learning and don't get too stressed out about it. I liked reading your blog.

  2. SNAP! I had some trouble thinking of a topic for today's prompt ... and came up with the same topic (still to upload though)!! :) It's very interesting to read your post, Tracy.

  3. Have just been browsing around fellow SAfrican bloggers and just thought it may interest you that i am at the moment the sole distrubitor for whiff of joy stamps and hope to be able to make more overseas stamps available to us locally.

  4. I've just finished (hopefully!) an honours degree with the Open University here in the UK and all I can say is despite all the hard work and tearing out of hair along the way, it has been very worth it.

    I didn't have any kind of goal at the start, purely doing it for fun but if I pass this final year I will feel I have achieved something.

    VickiA from Shimelle's class.

  5. Good luck with your studying! I think I would struggle if I went back to school. It's just so different from the rest of my life now. I wish you luck. I am a classmate from Blogging for Scrapbookers.