Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I should be writing an essay.... instead I am writing here. Quite possibly I am the queen of procrastination when it comes to academic writing!
Going back to university as a post grad student has been interesting. Getting the old grey matter working again has been fun. Juggling a young family with academic study and a job has been a bit more of a challenge! I can't just take myself off to the library for a day like I did as a carefree undergrad, rather I have to try and fit it all in between the hours of 7pm-10pm. Sometimes I think I must have got a little bit mental thinking I could fit it all in... maybe I have! haha.
Being a post grad student is kinda like being a under grad only you get all the responsibility and stress of study with none of the fun. Because lets face it, motherhood and toga parties really just don't go together.
Honestly though, I have managed to waste the last hour reading everyones lovely blog posts and checking my facebook page. I have successfully wasted most of the evening but alas I must get back to writing about dyspnea (look that one up and then I am sure you will understand why I am procrastinating!)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tick tock, tick tock.... How did so much time pass without me writing here?!
Isn't it funny the twists and turns life takes, that move us and pull us in different directions. I have learn't as an adult that we just need to go with it, after all, life is just one fabulous huge journey and who knows where we are going to end up!
Last year, I returned to the workforce. I had largely been at home with my girls for the majority of the previous 4 years. so making the decision to return to work was scary, exciting, frightening and fabulous, all rolled into one. I saw a job advertised one day in the paper and it jumped out at me. I cut out the advert and over the next few days, kept coming back and reading it. I decided to make the big leap, submitting my CV and the rest, as they say, is history.
So now I work 3 days a week. I co-ordinate the care of patients with a terminal illness living across my region. It is a job that brings me much personal satisfaction (surprising as that may sound) and is a hugely rewarding role. It challenges me intellectually too, which I love.
My girls have adjusted well to the changes which come with me working again. For Holly the changes where minor as she was already at pre-school 3 days a week. For Isla, it was a little more of a change, but she adjusted with remarkable ease and is now at kindy which she has taken to like a duck to water. She proudly tells people how she is 'a big kindy kid'.
It amazes me how time keeps marching on, we have moved into another phase of our life now and I have to say, I am enjoying it.