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Recess is Great!

It has been a welcomed break uni recess! I’ve had one week and I just wish it could go on.

Prior to my Term 3 study I had only been studying one subject as I had managed to RPL the second subject – that you would usually complete studying part-time.

Right now, I’m focusing more on my work at a local school and slowing getting a few of the things I had been wanting to do but couldn’t do at home due to study.

Though, I’m not just doing nothing at home.

    I’m enjoying the times with my wife that we get too spend together. We are both hoping to catch the new, A Dog’s Way Home in the next week.
    I’ve managed to move all my websites to a self-hosted solution in preparation for a new NAS this year – as my current storage solution is just about at it’s use-by-date.
    I’ve recorded a few videos for my new technology YouTube channel. So, far it’s been good getting back into the editing of videos. I may share some on this further on. Presently, I’ve just hit the 60 minutes of content milestone with about 120 views!
    I’m enjoying spending some time eating and being active. Hopefully, I can find a good balance for Term 1, 2019 so it doesn’t get as bad as it got for Term 3.

Well, that’s it for now.

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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.