And now the end is near…

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.



4 thoughts on “And now the end is near…

  1. I studied through OU before starting my degree and it is tough. I have recently found sacrifices hard to make. I have end of year exams at the moment and have spent every weekend studying while my husband looks after the children. You have to make sacrifices, but it will be worth it in the end!

  2. I did my degree (BA hons in childhood and youth studies) while working full time. My working hours were 8am – 7pm but 3 nights a week I worked until midnight. Weekends and what little evening time I had was spent studying and writing TMA’s! It was a long, hard slog.

    I’d already got a few childcare qualifications (my nursery nursing and other diplomas) but I wanted this degree for myself.

    Pure determination, a lot of hard work ( and a good few tears) and a few years later I was standing on stage in London with my husband and family cheering ( and oh how they cheered!)

    Best moment ever!

    Good luck!

  3. O, I know how that is! I hate missing fun things to work. :/ Good Luck and Congratulations for being so close to the end. 🙂
    xoxo Aimee

  4. Good Luck with this hun. It will be worth it in the end! We all have to make sacrifices in order to achieve a better life for ourselves.

    Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Blog Hop

    Hope to see you again on Saturday x x x

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