Coming up for air

The problem with writing a blog, particularly when it concerns your study plans and ambitions, is that it creates hostages to fortune. For example, in December I wrote the following words:

As an experienced distance learner, I’ve always found it absolutely essential to use this time of year to get ahead of the schedule, so that the inevitable issues that crop up in my working and home life don’t totally derail the study effort.

Well, that didn’t work out terribly well. I’m currently less than 48 hours away from my module assignment deadline with the smallest of the two parts completed (500 words) and suffering a complete crisis of confidence about what I’ve written for the first part of it (2,500 words). I also remember writing this in January:

I’m now working my way through the second module of the Occupational Psychology MSc – Personnel Selection and Assessment. I also appear to be on track as far as my own personal schedule is concerned …

How long ago that seems! I’ll be back here again when I’ve finally stopped procrastinating and either finished off the assignment … or possibly, when it’s finished *me* off.

This article was originally written for the University of Leicester Student Blogs, 8th February 2014. I survived the experience. But only just …

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