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Uni is Over

It’s been a pretty full on last month. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been studying and I’ve pretty much finished all my assessments. Well, now I can say, I’ve finished all my study, I’m just eagerly awaiting the results! Hopefully I’m able to obtain D or a HD for my current enrolled course.

Aside from University, I’ve had a pretty busy week!

Around the home I installed some security solutions to ensure I have evidence should anything ever happen around the house – Being that Townsville is always portrayed as crime ‘capital’ of sorts. So, I’ve implemented a few solutions, so, I feel that the house is well protected now.

Presently, life feels like it is in between things. For instance, I’ve got a few things going, I’m awaiting too hear if I’ve finished my GradDipIT. Additionally, I’m investigating opportunities with a possible change in my work. So, that’s probably why I don’t actually have much to share, as, I currently don’t know many things about what is going on. All I know is, I will know what I need to know within the next month.

Update – In writing this email, it just so happens I have received an email to confirm my RPL application has been received by CQ University’s Marilyn Wells who is in-charge of Post Graduate Programmes – So perhaps, I will hear something in the next week or two!

Work / Life

How my University Study has been helped by my MS

Hi all, so it’s been a while, as I mentioned in my previous post, I was in the USA for about 4 weeks – On what I would say is a trip of a lifetime!

So, as the title of this post might suggest, I’ve just finished another term of University at Central Queensland University. I’m studying a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and I’m due to finish in about June, 2019. I started in about October of 2018.

So, far I have thoroughly enjoyed my studies; and I’m amazed at what you can achieve when you put your mind to it! I tell you, it’s not easy sometimes when working full-time, being married and trying to live a healthy lifestyle at the same time. But, it could be worse, I could have children, but not just yet.

Though, I must say, one thing I can thank my MS for – which is virtually not even there at the moment is how it has assisted me in my university study.

I can use a computer for my examinations.

I can study my subjects every five weeks for three hours while receiving my treatment!

You see, I’ve found ever since I had my initial lapse, my ability to write with my right hand clearly has never quite returned!

Which is something I miss, because I used to write very well, as I studied journalism and used to write many notes during an interview.

So, I suppose that’s a benefit being able to complete exams electronically, but perhaps one day I will find I can write well with my hands again for extended periods of time. A bonus with examinations on a computer is I can usually finish my examinations quickly, comfortably and quite often I’m in a room by myself, with just my exam supervisor.

The other benefit I’ve found to studying is, instead of just sitting in a hospital bed, sometimes, feeling sad about the three hours going by and not being able to do others things. You see, I’ve since learned, I can actually spend time studying. Which is what I recommend to anyone that is studying and is in and out of hospital.

So, that’s just a few of the thoughts I have for you – If you would like to comment on your experiences below please do!

Another term of university Finished! One more to go.