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Monday, 14 January 2013

Trepidation

To say I am a bit nervous about my next university term is a slight underestimate! Now that I know just how tough the second year is, I am pretty petrified about what this term holds. I bought books to read over the holidays so as to prepare in advance. I bought six and am halfway through one! Not quite the preparedness I imagined!

However, I am determined not to leave everything to the last minute this term. I have picked all my essay titles and am aiming to have one written two weeks before it is due. This is mainly due to the fact that I have one essay due in on my daughter's birthday and one on my son's birthday a week later. There is no way that I want to be a stress head at that time. I want to enjoy their birthdays. Not to try to enjoy them but actually be thinking about Descartes, Popper or Locke.

Then after Easter I have exams. Proper exams which actually count for something. Very. Scary. Stuff. I think I possibly need to rein in my escaping thoughts and concentrate on one week at a time. Luckily this term is far better time wise and means I should get home before the kids go to bed every night of the week. The only annoyance being that I have to leave at 7.30am for a 9am lecture on Tuesdays, meaning I won't see them before I leave.

I am disappointed by the snow. It has had all Christmas break to snow and I don't know why it chooses the day before I go back.

Here's hoping I can do OK this term.


Update: Unfortunately the snow meant that I couldn't actually get to university today. I got nearly halfway! So tomorrow will now be my first day back (as long as it doesn't snow tonight)!

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  1. Good luck - the snow hampered our plans today too - but we were mainly just going to the park :)

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    1. Thank you. Had a very productive day at home and got all my notes and files sorted out!

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  2. Have a great term and it doesn't matter what day you go back so long as you go safely so if it snows stay at home! You can always get on with the essays!
    Take care.

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  3. The good thing is though that the third year isn't as much as a leap from the second year that the first leap was (if you see what I mean). You're doing awesome and it'll be over before you know it. Good luck this term, though I'm sure you'll be just fine without it.

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    1. Thank you. I think you have more faith in me than me! I have already started on my essays for this term. Last term was too stressful.

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  4. Just checked to see if my comment was here and it's not I do hope blogger is playing up! Crossing fngers the snow will go away soon so you can get to Uni - you'll be fine!

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    1. Thank you! I made it in the next day luckily. Only to find it hadn't even snowed at uni!

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  5. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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