Without wanting to sound PURE SAD, recently the circumstances of my life have changed, and over the last few months I've felt as if I've slowly been waking up from a dream. I could have carried on living the way I was, in fact it would probably have been easier. I've been working full time, plodding along in neutral not really engaging with my life - and then suddenly in June I made the decision to stop floating and start moving in the direction I want to go. In the past I've felt or been made to feel guilty for having career ambitions and subconsciously I think that's why it took me so long to make the choice to wake up.
It was empowering to make a potentially life-changing decision and follow it through - and I feel stronger for it.
And so on Monday, along with hundreds and thousands of fresh-faced undergrads, most of whom are 5 years younger than me, I once again got up early and trudged through the horizontal rain to my first class of the day.
I'm loving it so far! It's certainly jam-packed - 9-5 every day and I'll be working part time at the weekend, so I'm expecting to be pretty exhausted for the next year, but I am SO ready for it :)
Bring on the shorthand...
This time next year I'll know what this scribble says. YASS!