I know I have been a bit quiet here and on my social media accounts, but life went from slow summer days to demanding workloads very quickly. Heading back to uni at the start of the month, no long summer hols for health students, it finally felt real....I am in my final year. Suddenly I had to start thinking about job applications, updating my cv and Linked In page, nevermind writing my dissertation and completing competencies in clinical practice. So I dropped a few balls, got my head out of the sand and am trying to get super organised, to make my final year manageable.
Returning to study when you have children is hard. I am not going to pretend, if you take the leap, which I encourage everyone who wants to to do, be prepared for days when you actually wonder if you can do everything. The workload in my second year was huge, stress levels were high and I actually wondered if I would reach this stage several times. But I did it, I got through the workload, my children and husband are still talking to me and I have made it to my final year.
So as I head off for my first meeting with my dissertation supervisor, I feel a sense of relief that I have got this far, that getting to the end of my degree is now in sight and very soon I will be qualified. This of course is scary but really exciting too. And if I can do it anyone can. Make the changes you want to make, find a way, don't delay it, as it is better to have tried than to regret not trying.
Until next time, take care.