I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it here yet, but a few weeks ago I made the decision to enrol at University next year. I guess it’s a re-enrol, seeing as I have my BA already. Anyways, last week I was accepted onto the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Guidance and Counselling), and the very third thing I did (after squealing with excitement and then emailing hubby/texting my study geek friends) was hit the online bookstores to locate the text book.
I couldn’t find it in the uni book store! How odd is that? Anyway, I did find it at Amazon and the book depository, but I thought I’d hit up the local trade site – and I found it for a mere $20. SCORE. It arrived today and there was more squealing to be heard.
*the crumpled corner was Natalie’s doing – I can see I am going to have to hide it from her! It’s obviously far too interesting.
I have to say that I was a little by how dense this book is though – seriously, it looks fine from above, but look at this:
Almost 800 pages of text. It stumped me for a moment. I mean, since getting my Kindle in January I’ve not read a single paper book. I’ve not taken notice of the number of pages, nor has the size of them crossed my mind. This is one solid book. Requiring a flat surface to read upon, most likely.
Of course, that doesn’t bother me at all – but it’s certainly going to be interesting getting stuck into a text book again. It’s been almost four years since I finished my degree. I’m hoping that having the distinction of paper = study and kindle = pleasure will mean I can still read a fair few fiction books next year 😉
I am SO excited! SOOOOOO excited. I hope to have read the entire thing by the time my paper starts at the end of February. I can’t wait to use my brain again in an academic way.
The best thing is that I can study at home. I’m doing one paper next year, one in 2013, and the final two in 2014 by which time Lauren will be at school and Natalie will be in Kindy. The timing is perfect, and I’m thrilled to embrace this other side of me.
By no means am I quitting writing – I’m still going to make sure I set aside time for that – but I’m excited that by the time my girls are all in school, I’ll have a career and be able to bring some money into the family. Doing something I love.