Friday, 6 March 2015

Taking Control of My Future



Over the last few weeks I have been thinking about what I really want to do with my life.  When I left school, I went to college and studied Travel and Tourism.  As much as I enjoyed the course and working in the industry I couldn't help but think something was missing but I wasn't sure what.  A few years ago I found out what that was.

A love of Psychology! When I was 28 I returned to college to study Social Science and I fell in love with psychology. Why? It is so interesting and there is no one exact answer like you would get in maths for example.  I had been offered places at various universities before I fell pregnant with Liam but I was happy to put my studies on hold.  Having my children was the best thing that has ever happened to me but now that Liam is at school and Sophie will be starting nursery later this year I made the decision to continue with my studies.



James, without me knowing, ordered a prospectus from the Open University for me and it arrived this morning.  It was perfect timing as it is something I have been thinking about pretty much every day.
I had a flick through the various courses they offer and I read all the information on each and I made my decision, not easy by the way.  The course I chose?  BSc (Hons) in Psychology.


I can't register for the course until registrations opens on the 12th.  I have looked into the cost etc and due to my circumstances I can have my course fees covered.  I can't begin to tell you how happy and excited I am to be going for this.  Maybe my dream of becoming a clinical psychologist will come true,




30 comments:

  1. Good stuff! Psychology appeals to me too - sadly I didn't really know that was a thing you could do until after I got to university (doing something else).

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    1. Thank you. It is a fascinating subject, I could talk about it all day! When I was younger I, the same as yourself, did not know it was something you could do x

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  2. How fantastic! I would love to take an OU course (I think!) but whenever I look into it I panic I won't have the time and never make the decision to go for it.

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    1. I was the same. It crossed my mind to do it when my son was young and before Sophie was born but changed my mind. You will know when the time is right for you. x

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  3. Aww that's fantastic! I think it's great to find new paths in life, things are always changing as we get older! Best of luck with your new challenge and good for you x

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    1. Thank you so much! You are right things change as we get older. Being more mature (sometimes lol) makes things more clear I think x

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  4. Ooh well done you - I would love to do something like this x x

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    1. Thanks! Why don't you look into it :) x

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  5. Well done for taking it in hand and doing something and not just wondering what you want to so

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    1. Thank you :) I am so excited. I really am like a kid at Christmas x

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  6. well done for studying hope it goes well!

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  7. My daughter studied T&T too and now works in insurance. She now wants to move on to psychology too

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    1. Don't get me wrong T&T was good and I did learn a lot during my HND course (Marketing, Accounts, European union) but when I was working in the industry it just wasn't for me. I hope she goes for it :) tell her I wish her lots of luck for her future x

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  8. That's great, well done and good luck with the course.

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  9. Good luck with the studying, look forward to reading how you got on.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I will keep you updated once the course starts in October x

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  10. Wishing you lots of luck with your course x

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    1. Thank you :) I am so nervous but very excited x

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  11. Wishing you the very best of luck and really hoping it's something you enjoy. I'm sure it will be. Psychology is fascinating.

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    1. Aww thank you so much. It is an amazing topic with so much to learn. The brain is such a complex thing, I love it x

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  12. Fabulous news, I hope that you enjoy your course

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  13. How exciting, I'm doing an OU degree. Enjoy your course when you start

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    1. Thanks! Eekk I can't wait. What course are you doing?

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  14. That's so exciting.
    I would love to study again once Harry goes to school, I'm not sure what though

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    1. I cant wait hehe. So many good course choices. Let me know what you decide to study :) x

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  15. How exciting - I love that he ordered the prospectus without telling you, how supportive is that? Good luck.

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    1. I know I was so overwhelmed and grateful.. i am now registered on the course! x

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