I'm quite excited at the moment. What have you done Sue From The Brew you may be asking? Well I'm thinking of going back to studying. I started years ago studying with the Open University and had to stop as life just became a little bit busy and I was unable to carry on.
This is something I've regretted so much. It couldn't be helped as family came first and sometimes you have to prioritise things to be able to allow oneself to cope. Now though I'm thinking that it may be time to pick up those studies again.
There are a couple of things on my bucket list and that is that I have always wanted to graduate with a degree, I never really achieved a great level back at school and that was ok but I just have this dream to be able achieve more. One of the other things on my list is to write in some way. No not my shopping list but in a creative way, maybe a novel or a bit of non fiction about life but I know I have an urge to be a writer.
My most successful subjects at school were Music, English and Religious Studies so I thought I was destined to be the next Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music 2. Not to be but I do wish I had pursued Music. There wasn't the opportunities in my school leaving days that there are now but get this.....if I studied for a degree in Creative Writing I can include a couple of modules involving Music. I'm so excited as all my 'favourite things' right there in one degree.
I struggled to find out at first what I wanted to do but now after some excellent advice from an OU advisor I feel as though I'm on the right track following my passion of the Arts. I can read music and I have played instruments so apparently I have enough experience to include some music studies in there and hopefully it will lead to improving on my writing too.
I still have to get out of OU jail yet. I got some work to persuade them that I am ready to study again and can commit as I did end up being on restricted access so I'm going to go for it and see what happens. If I don't try then I'll always be left wondering and I don't want life to pass by without a good go. I will lose the points I have built up as it will be sixteen years next year and thats the maximum time but I'm going to put that behind me and start fresh.
I have a dream to write and regretted not pursuing music in some way and as my very wise son says.......'.it's never too late Mum'. He has become my inspiration to study.
I'll keep you posted how I get on - fingers crossed.
Thanks for reading today......pop back tomorrow for a bit of Teapot Tuesday but for now you all take care and keep cool.......phew it's a warm one today.
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