Tale of the crap student

Monday, November 5, 2012
So I was enjoying my Wednesday morning, a napping toddler and a cup of tea, when suddenly my relaxed morning got thrown into turmoil, and panic set in.

I had thought to myself, 'I should just check when my 2500 word essay for Uni is due in, I know it is coming up.' low and behold the words FRIDAY 2nd NOV jumped out of the screen and down my throat.

Oh no, oh no, oh no. I had yet to write a single word.

There is no way I am going to have time to finish this with an active 15 month old in tow.

What to do, what to do.

The lightbulb went on, MUM!

Yep, I'm a grown woman, and A Mum as well, and sometimes I still need my Mummy to help me when I drop the ball, big time.

So on Thursday morning drove the hour drive to my folks house, and ran upstairs to hide away with my head in the books. While my Mum watched her house get torn apart by the toddler tornado.

We ended up staying the night, and I ended up mostly finishing my essay, just had to do all the footnotes when I got home.

I don't know what I would have done otherwise. With everything else going on in our lives in the last couple of months my Uni degree hasn't been way up there with the things that consume my mind.

It is my first semester back since being a Mum, I tried last semester but I dropped out part way through due mostly to lack of sleep, it just wasn't conducive to legible essays and assignments,

Plus last semester I was taking a English Lit unit that required the reading of one novel a week, including the likes of Dangerous Liasons, Wuthering Heights, Blood Meridian and Passage to India. It just wasnt going to happen. Although I did read and ended up Loving Wuthering Heights, I definitely recommend it.

Not a bad view to help me study
This semester I stuck to one unit, and one that I felt was pretty interesting, and so far it has been. That has helped keep me engaged, and on top of my game. Until this week that it.

To all those parents who are also students out there, I take my hat off to you, it is hard work. And sometimes even people like me who like to think I can do Everything myself need a little help too.

Karen xx



2 comments on "Tale of the crap student"
  1. Glad you got it done!

    Doesn't it feel so good to be done with Uni for the year?

    I am studying to get my Masters in Health Practice.
    I am only doing one course a semester so it will take me a loooong time.
    But hopefully it will be worth it!

  2. I wish it was over, I still have a 2 hour exam to sit.. booooo...
    I know I'm 2 years into a 4 year bachelor and one unit at a time too, it is going to be forever!!