Hello everyone! I’m probably going to be offline for a bit. I’ve resumed my studies to become an adult educator and have probably taken on more than I can chew.
Studying as an adult is not as easy as people make it out. Sure, you’re supposed to know how to study more efficiently and be better with time management, but in reality, it’s much harder with all the added responsibilities of being a parent and having family commitments.
I have to find a place to take me as a student teacher and volunteer 200 hours over the next few months. This equates to about 3 days of non-paid work that will have to fit around school pickups and drop offs. As a result, I’ll have to find additional childcare for my four-year-old son to fulfil this hurdle requirement, which is fine. But you’d think the University would give a non-teaching background student with no industry contacts a bit of bloody support in finding a placement!
I haven’t been successful in securing a placement and I have no idea how I’ll do the hours. And no one from the University seems to want to respond to calls or emails.
Anyway, I’m ranting because I’m annoyed and anxious and angry. It has me wondering if I’ve made the right decision with this particular course.
Out of all the things I could have chosen to do for a midlife crisis, I just had to pick a bloody difficult one – changing professional careers. I should have just stuck to Botox instead. Certainly would have been easier and less costly!
Sorry, I’m still ranting. Point is, I’ll be absent with posts until I get my shit sorted. Unlike the hernia that I’ve developed, this hiatus should be short lived.