Monday, 11 August 2014

Thoughts on returning to uni

To be honest I haven't really thought about the return to uni very much at all, until recently and now I'm thinking of it quite a bit. I just avoided the thought due to having to leave Osian in nursery whilst I go to uni. Therefore every time someone asked me if I was looking forward to going back I instantly said no.

Now that Osian is settling in to nursery and it seems that he likes going, it's getting me thinking a little more about what I will be doing rather than just thinking about Osian in nursery. 

In fact maybe I am looking forward to getting my degree finished, and hopefully manage a decent grade. Which will hopefully lead to a job.

I understand it is going to be so much harder than my first year. I found the first year enough work but the next two years I will also be taking care of Osian. As well as physically having less time, he will constantly be on my mind so it will be harder to focus on what I'm doing.

I think I'm going to find it very weird being surrounded by people who's lives are completely different to mine, a lot of students enjoy going out so I will probably hear lots of conversations of them debating weather to go out tonight, whereas my mind is going to be on completely different things such as 'Will I need to by nappies on the way home?'
I'm not saying it's going to be a bad thing being around people whose lives are very different to mine. I just think I'm going to find it weird. Also I'm worried I won't be able to make any friends, I do still keep in contact a little with the girls I got quite friendly with in my first year but they are going to be in their third year whilst I'm in my second year, so we will have completely different timetables.

Although I think it's going to be hard I do find myself a bit more motivated to do well, because it's not just my future it's affecting any more. I just hope this motivation lasts when the work starts.

One thing I do like about the return to uni is NEW STATIONARY (yes I'm sad!) I started buying a few bits and bobs the other day, which is one of the factors which got me thinking about going back.


11 comments:

  1. I love this post. I have been thinking about going to uni but my daughter only being 5 months puts me off! But you've got me all excited and wanting to do it :)

    Amy @ thesmallestofthings.com

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    1. I'd be a bit put off at that age to :/ Osian will be 11 months so it's not too bad! But if you're wanting to do it go for it :) what you wanting to do?

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  2. Well done you for going back once you get use to it everything will be ok and I bet he ends up loving nursery. And at least u will be able get a good job after uni and make all your family proud of you. Good luck I hope it goes well xx

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    1. Thank you :) he's been about 5 times for just half a day and he was happy the whole time last week. So it's putting my mind a bit at ease! Xx

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  3. I had a year & a half left of my degree left when I had my boy & I found the break & also him being a purpose to want to do my best & make him proud - I found it gave me extra motivation #mmwbh

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  4. Good luck, Catriona - and I hope all goes well. And there's nothing wrong with stationery shopping - I need little excuse to pop into Paperchase as it is!

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  5. Well done and good luck with going back to university, I hope you enjoy your time.x

    #mmwbh

    http://fashion-mommy.com

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  6. It can't be an easy step to make, but with your determination and that funky stationary, I know you will do fine!
    #mmwbh

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  7. I think it's amazing that you're going back to Uni. I wish all the best. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

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  8. Girl after my own heart, the best part of going to uni is the new stationary! You'll do really well going back it's an amazing thing to do

    AliceMegan

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  9. Good for you hun! I was considering going back to Uni 'before' we found out I was carrying Annabelle. Now I cannot see me going back until she is in school herself! Oh and the new stationery thing? heck that excites me just thinking about it, lol! All the best for Uni hun, thanks for linking up with MMWBH xx

    http://www.superbusymum.net

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