When I was in Primary school I loved finding out new things and was always interested in having my own wee learning projects on the go. Secondary School was a wee bit different for me.. I had a lot going on and was quite mad. I almost got expelled for writing in marker pen on the corridor walls “When you going to liberate us girls from male white corporate oppression” .. So that sort of gives you a clue. (Actually lucky for me I was caught by a feminist teacher who told me to write her a letter stating why I did it and I said because there was a place people used to sit called ‘The jungle’ to eat their lunches and hang out.. It was painted to look like a jungle but was all crumbling and Graffiti was seen as normal there. It was nothing but ‘Shaz has big tits’ or Brenda is a slag’ ..that sort of stuff. I got tired of it so decided to make my statement. I was pulled out of class on the Monday to see the teacher who caught me and she said ‘I completely understand’ :/ .. So If anyone reads this that used to go to my old School that is why the Jungle was painted over.. Sorry!
Anyway, I still loved learning but my priorities were to leave home and to work more with my band. I did those things but academia was put on hold for a while. I got Standard grades and well teeeeeeeeechnically 3 highers.. I didn’t stay on for the last year but went to study theatre arts which was basically just fun!
It wasn’t until I became agoraphobic I decided to study again. It’s funny because at the time it seemed like it was going to take me forever but Starting in January I will be doing the last block of my Psych (hons) degree.. If I get another credit mark I can become accredited by the British board of Psychologists ..erm but I’m trying not to put pressure on myself. :/ !!!!!!!!!!
I have a lot to read:
Hmmm Those books look thicker in real life!! Also I think The open university think if they put things like perpetual triangles on the front of their books that they will look more inviting.. I have a huge statistics book and it has a fish Jumping through a rainbow!!! LMAO.. The book does not discuss any rainbow fish!!
Anyway, studying makes me happy. I have been meaning to get a bit of a head start because Cognitive psychology is such a huge subject and I start In January. I feel like I have a little peace to read a wee but so I don’t feel overwhelmed when I start.
I think even when I finish studying and hopefully (when I feel better mentally) go on to become a therapist I will still want to study. There is so much to learn and it’s something I just really enjoy.
It might not be something that would make everyone happy ..(though study could be a means to an end which would result in a job you wanted which could make you happy) but it’s something I really love.. So I will be reading through some of those monolithic books today.
Tomorrow I will be farting the theme tune to Cagney and Lacey….