Thursday, May 12, 2005

BIG scary decision!

Well I did it - made the big scary decision - and now it's a done deal - *gulp*

I quit my last degree course today - phew! I couldn't stand another second of postcolonial theory, marxist theory, feminist theory or psychoanalytical theory either. It was doing my nut!

So, what now? Well I have a straight ordinary BA and the university has said that as I only need 60 credits to have an ordinary Hons degree that if in a year or so I want to come back I can convert my straight dull BA to a slightly more glam BA Hons by doing 1 more course of my choice at level 3.

You cannot know the relief I am feeling. It was not an easy step as I have spent 6 years on this, but you can only hit your head on a brick wall for so long before you burst your brain, and that is what I have been feeling for the last couple of months.

So now I can put more time into home educating J - which has always had to fit around my study schedule and for the 1st time in 6 years I can spend the summer with my family, not hunched over text books, revising or writing long and tedious essays. That sounds soooooo good.

I can't wait to wake up tomorrow morning without that dread in my belly that I have a child to educate, a home to run and a 2000 word (god awful) essay to churn out. I will be able to stretch, relax and fit stuff in as it comes. Truly a liberating sensation.

Other - stuff.

I did refelt my fuzzy feet - as suggested by the wise sages on the Knittyboard and now they fit a dream.

Nicole from the board sent me the most glorious Cascade 220 - in return for some stuff I sent across the pond. She chose a lovely autumnal palette - I'm still swooning and plotting what it will become.

I hate double seed/moss stitch - it is an invention of pure evil.

I'm going to Ali (Faerynuffs) party - *happy dance* - I am so looking forward to seeing her and meeting her hubby and girls.

And instead of hitting the books this afternoon - as all other stuff is done - I think I might indulge myself with a nice long walk for the dog and a little knitting - shucks ain't life tough - hahahahahahaha.



Well done Peri - sounds like you made the right decision for your own sanity, hope you enjoyed your afternoon of pottering about and have a great time with Faery Nuff - say hello from me!
PP x

zibibbo said...

Good on ya Peri. Life is too damn short to be doing something that gives you a knot in your belly everyday! Awesome that you'll have time to play and enjoy.

Faerynuff said...

Thank you so much for coming to my party. It really made my day :) J is a fantastic lad, a real credit to his wonderful Mum and Dad. I love my present, It is sat on the shelf in the front room awaiting its destiny!

See you in June!

Ali xxx

calliope said...

I did much the same thing a few years ago and haven't regretted it. Status isn't everything. I work in a bookshop and have time for my home ed. 9-yr-old.