Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Start of Something New

Hello and Welcome to my new blog. I have started this blog basically because I have to (hehe only jokin') actually it is part of my new University Studies. As my title reads I am starting something that is very new to me. I finished high school nearly 300 years ago (well it feels like that anyway) so for me to undertake this, it is a big deal. I fell in love with CQUni when I visited it last year when I went on a school Uni experience camp with my 13 year old son. It was aimed at getting him interested in going to uni once he gets through his next 5 years of school. But little did they or I know - they would get a 40+ all excited about uni and further education.

So after doing a little investigating here I am, having applied for and  being accepted into the STEPS program for CQUni. And at this point I can tell you that I am a little over whelmed to say the least. I am doing three subjects this first term, Prep Skills for Uni, Essay Writing for Uni and Computing Skills for Uni. My head is spinning - I feel like there is so much to do and so little time. And it doesn't help matters that I have just had two rounds of surgery in the last two weeks. So I am trying to be a little easy on myself and taking things one at a time.

I have spent time trying to navigate around the Uni web site and student portal and have finally got my 1st modules for each course printed out and ready to go. I have also been spending time looking and reading all about other students on the forums - and I can tell you that I am inspired by them. If they can do it so can I. After all I have children but they are 13 and 9 and they are much easier to look after than littlies like some of the other students have. Also some are working full time jobs as well as studying WOW I take my hat off to them. I really have enjoyed reading about other students and hope to meet up with some of them in the near future. I would love to be able to attend the Big Day In but at this stage I am just not sure if I can make it. I have to juggle the boys school schedule and my dear Husbands shift working roster.

Ok well the last thing that I am going to jot down now are a few little things that I am finding that are keeping me distracted from these studies so that I can visualise them and hopefully that will help me to get on top of them. Firstly I am getting easily distracted and I think that is because I am a little scared and over whelmed. So I am going to try and stay focused and get through one section before I go off and do other things. I am also finding it hard to actually sit and read through the modules - I think that has something to do with the easily distracted thing - so I might look at different ways to make myself more comfortable when reading to be able to focus a bit better. And lastly I am finding my computer is giving me a few problems downloading stuff from the CQUni site. I only have a turbo internet connection and it keeps dropping out so I need to go and hop on our big computer to download stuff which is a little annoying but at least I now know it is a problem and can work out a solution for it (putting my thinking cap on as I write this).

Ok well thats it for me now. I'm off to go get something to eat (that has been another distraction as well - but an essential one, as a girl has got to eat - but I need to get some quick snacks ready to go)
ok bye for now x joy

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