Thursday, April 26, 2012

A day for Remembering




A day to Remember,
a day not to to forget,
a thousand miles from home,
a sacrifice many did not expect.

Children stand in wonder,
Adults stand in awe,
Of the feats of men and women,
so very far from our shores.

April 25th is the day,
We remember the ANZAC,
That they fought for things,
that will not make us look back.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

It has been a while since I have dropped in here and written a post. What has taken up so much of my time that I have not found time to write even a few lines, well I started studying at university at the end of February. I am doing a Bachelor of Education in Early childhood Studies - this enables me to teach up to eight year olds.

Over the past few weeks I have had moments of what on earth am I doing - here I am a mum with 3 youngish children about to embark on 4 years of study and it has been some time since I last studied. Last year I turned 40 and my youngest started school this year and so the questions started in my head - What am I going to do with myself for the next 25 years or so.  I had so little confidence in my own abilities that I did not think I would even get accepted to uni, I cried when I saw I did.

So now I am on this very steep learning curve. I have spent the past 2 weeks getting to grips with how to write an academic essay and in the process I learnt that I have never learnt to write paragraphs. You can certainly imagine how stunned I was to find that out. I am thoroughly enjoying what I am learning and having young children myself makes all that I am learning so relevant. I have been fortunate to have a group of women in my course who are of a similar age so we all can feel old together - yes one of them was told that typewriters are from the middle ages. I have also learn a few new handy skills too like how to make an animation.

So what is going to happen to my creative outlets. Well some things like sewing and to a lesser extent photography will have to go on the back-burner till end of semester break. I have dug out my crochet to do when I am in front of the TV - you never know I might finish that granny square rug this year. I am making a commitment to update my blog at least once a week on a Sunday night - I can find 20 minutes. Please keep me to it. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.