Kill. Me. Now.

21/9/11 The day the online forums opened.

22/9/11 The day I logged on and was horrified by what I found: about a thousand people had already posted things telling the world how extra prepared they are and how they’ve all been published. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little but that was the general gist. So this sense of impending doom was already lurking around my mind before I downloaded my assignment booklet… which filled me an overwhelming desire to curl up in a ball and eat a whole packet of Snowballs.

24/9/11 The day I decided to take a chill pill, and the day I realised that there is no reason for me to compare myself to everyone else.

My point is, that although the online forums are essentially a good thing, they can be very overwhelming to start with. And I should have been expecting it seeing as this is my second year…. So to all you tense, terrified, daunted OU-ers out there, stay strong, it gets better! And remember, you’re not the only ones feeling freaked out!



Nearly here…

Well my books are here!

I’d forgotten how much I love the feeling of getting home from work to find a giant box of books on my bed… I even love the part where I get so enthusiastic about opening them that I cut my hands on that horrible plastic tape… (I’m not kidding- I do that EVERY SINGLE TIME).

I have also treated myself to some new stationery- which is without a doubt the best part of the start of a new school year… I know it’s really, really sad, but I walked around W.H.Smiths stroking notepads, just to be sure I bought paper that I would like the feel of writing on… (I’m not denying that I can be a tad ocd-ish!).

In conclusion, I’m very glad we’re starting soon (thought I better wrap this up before I get committed for my slightly manic love of all things educational…).