Yep the end is in site now for my current two courses towards my degree. I have one 4000 word essay to write and one exam to sit and then these two will be done and dusted and I will have just two more courses to do before I get my degree.
I’ve already registered on them. One starts in October through to June 2014 and the other starts next February through to October and as of the end of that course I will have earnt a BA In childhood and youth studies.
The other day I was sat in a generic high street coffee shop studying and found myself daydreaming about all the people I wanted to have at my graduation. All those that have supported me in my studies. My boys were top of my list and my close family. But then there’s my grandparents, my 2nd mum, my best friends, my uncle. They’ve all supported me along my journey and I want to share it with them all. But I know there is usually a ticket limit which is just plain annoying lol! But I was also thinking about how proud I will be of myself. How I’ve resisted the discourse of young single parents. How I’ve had my own excess outside of my subject position and how I’ve reached one of my life goals, to go to university and get a degree. Ok so it’s not a traditional brick university but its still the same amount of work and instead being juggled around jobs and family life, some people say its even harder.
I have found hard finding the time to study at times. I’ve also found hard being disciplined to say to my mum and friends, ‘take the boys out somewhere fun so I can study’ when really I want to say ‘lets all go out somewhere fun’. I’m missing out on some fun things for a long term goal. This week is half term. There’s loads I want to be able to do with the boys and I can’t because I need to get this 4000 word essay written. Instead they will get lots of fun with grandma and co.
BUT I know it will all be worth it when I have that degree in my hands and that silly hat on my head.