Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Week 3

already it is week 3 - where is this time going.
The days are going so quickly - it is hard to keep track of it.
Anyway thought I would just share a little something with you.
I sent an email off to my STEPS distance coordinator this morning to share with her some lovely news and upon reflecting I am feeling a tad pleased with myself - so thought that I would share it with you.
Last night was my son's school presentation night here in Blackall. I love these nights - what a great way to reward hard work and inspire others. Anyway every year up until this year I have got myself all teary eyed and sad when it comes time for the year twelve awards and speeches. I have been so inspired by these young people who achieve success and finish year 12. I have always regretted not doing year 12 or any higher education, so every year at presentation night I am envious. Proud of all their achievements but still envious because I wanted to do it.
Well this year was different - this year I was still proud for all these young people but I also had  a huge welled up feeling of pride for myself (with no tears or sadness to be seen) - proud that I am achieving my dream! How good did it feel - I have never felt anything like it in my life before. And I must say that after everyone here in Smithville had gone to bed and I was having a little quiet moment to myself - I had a little smile on my face - a smile of satisfaction.
Now don't get me wrong - I don't want to come across as cocky or clever. Because I am neither. But it is a great feeling to be putting in the hard work to achieve something that is something that I have quietly wanted all of my adult life. And this just goes to show you that if I can achieve this for myself then absolutely anything is possible. If you have a dream - reach out and grab it with two hands and take it for yourself. It may involve some hurdles to climb or obstacles to overcome - but it is possible. If I can do it - anyone can do it.
I have kept this quote up on my desk in front of me everyday since term one. If I remember correctly it was my distance coordinator who sent it out in an email way back then. It helps keep my motivated and focused on my journey ahead.
Anyway that's all for me today.
I hope your day has been as good as mine.
Life really is wonderful - sometimes you just have to find the wonderful.
But it is always there, somewhere.
talk soon
x joy 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Week one term 3

Hello and welcome to term 3
WOW can you believe it is term 3 already - where has all these weeks gone.
And to add insult to injury it is nearly the end of week one already!!!!
Life here in Smithville has been a little hectic to say the least and I have to admit I haven't started the term in an organised mode. But as of today that is about to change. You see we went over to Rocky on Tuesday morning for a week of dentist and orthodontist appointments for Ashley who needs braces. It has been sooooo busy. He had dentist appointments everyday with a huge day on Friday having four teeth pulled out (two at 8.30am, one at 12pm and another at 2pm) and then all the wires  fitted at 2.30pm. It was very full on and he doesn't cope very well with pain - he gets cranky and won't just sit and relax he seems to need to move around trying to get rid of the pain. No matter what we say he just doesn't cope. So fun fun fun was had by all. Hahaha.
Anyway I went and saw my lecturer for last term Maths to see where I went wrong with my end of course test. So I could do some revision before this term maths. And I got a wonderful surprise - originally I had received 91% for the test but when we started going through it we discovered that I had actually gotten 94%. So I was a happy girl indeed. Still doesn't affect my HD but 3 points is 3 points. Anyway I am just pleased that I now know where I went wrong - EXPONENTS - those little rascals, they trick me all the time hehehehe. But I am going to get cracking with the revision and get them down pat. The other thing is I have to remember to include negatives - I have a habit of forgetting them when I write out my answer. It is soooo good to go back and look over where you went wrong - gives you something to focus on for next time.
Anyway I am now behind in this term Maths as I didn't get as much study done while we where away. It is nearly impossible to study with two boys in a motel room. And I forgot to take a ruler and it is a little hard to study linear equations without a ruler hahahaha you should of seen some of my hand drawn cartesian plains. So for next time I need to remember a ruler and  I have thought that if I ever find myself in the same situation - I could always pop over to the uni and study in the library or in their lovely gardens. It is so peaceful there and I could study in peace and quiet.
So today is get back on track day. I am ignoring the house work, even though the house looks like a tornado has swept through. It doesn't matter, I can catch up when I have caught up on Maths.
This is one of those times when you have to prioritise, so that is what I am doing.
So off I go to get into it!
talk soon
x joy