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.