Week 29 – My girls and exams!

What a week this was – the week of 16 to 22 July!

I returned home from my fabulous holiday in Zanzibar with the family on Sunday 15th July… back at work on the 16th, and then on the 17th I received my results for my first lot of exams written for my English Degree….

and I passed them!!!!!
Year 1 down, hopefully only another 3 to go, depending on if I end up splitting any others (or failing anythingย ๐Ÿ™ˆย )

And to celebrate my passing (well, it was just coincidental that it was the same night as my results but it turned out great) was a night out with the girls to go watch the Mamma Mia 2 movie before it hit the big screens ๐Ÿ™‚
This was SUCH a fun night out with the girls…. and watching the movie in a cinema full of Mamma Mia absolute fans was great as every song was sung along to!

Thanks girls for making my day extra special โค

Week 18 – Exams, and post-exam celebrations!

I am finally done with studies and exams – well, for the next 5-ish months at least ๐Ÿ™‚
What a week it has been!

I had the week off work last week to assist me with my exam preparation – I had no idea how stressful it was going to be and decided that since I had the leave available, I may as well spend my hours at home studying instead of trying to cram everything in in the evenings when I got home.. and it was the best decision I’ve ever made! I woke up each morning when my body was ready, then hit the gym, and then got stuck into studies for a good 6 hours or so each day… and then wrote 2 exams!

What an experience that was! Obviously I’ve experienced a similar situation before when I left school, but honestly, I barely remember that time in my life (it was very many years ago!) and doing it all again as a full-blown adult (GAH!) has been a massive challenge. And I still have at least another 3 years ahead of me before I get to say that I do indeed have a degree to my name… but, we’ll worry about that as the time goes on.

For now it was just focusing on these 2 exams… which I’ll only get my results for in July/ August so watch this space!

And of course, writing exams meant that there needed to be some post-exam celebrations and my friends did a fabulous job of helping me through that ๐Ÿ™‚

The celebrations started on Friday immediately after the exam when I went past J and we cracked open the first beer… and then carried on that night at a pub with friends.

And the big one was then going to watch Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Opera on Saturday evening! What fun that was!!! I am a massive fan of Monty Python and when I saw these tickets go on sale I immediately bought a bunch and then recruited some friends to join me ๐Ÿ™‚ And it was the best time! I laughed away all the stress from the past few months… definitely a perfect way to end off the post-exam celebrations!

If you’re a fan of Monty Python, I highly recommend seeing this show! The actors are absolutely brilliant, and the cast have been chosen so well for their parts that they actually look very similar to the cast of the original ‘Holy Grail’ movie! It is super impressive!

I now look forward to having my evenings to myself again (am expecting a fair amount of boredom!) and having the time to get out there each week and work on these something new’s again!

Week 8 – Meh

Well, the first zero-something-new week of the year… unless you count the fact that I finally finished one of my two essays which are due at the end of this coming week?!

I’ve been struggling with this degree a little bit – it’s so much more difficult than I anticipated it to be. But I’m keeping at it because a) I chose to do this, b) I’ve spent a fair amount of money on it, and c) I will not quit!

It does mean, however, that most of my time at the moment is spent doing something study related; either reading a book (or books simultaneously), or reading theories, or writing essays, or researching essays… which leaves very little time for a social life, and therefore very little time for finding something new to do each week.

Exams are in May and I CANNOT wait to put my pen down at the end of the 3 hours of the second exam… and know that I then have 4 whole months with NOTHING!

So for this week, we’re going to just stick to the something new of finishing an essay; one down, one to go… before Wednesday!

I’ve got this!