When I transferred back to The Open University in February I was a nervous wreck when it came to academics. My confidence was shot and I thought I was 100% going to fail the exam I sat in April. I wasn’t retaining any information because my head was so full of dealing with this bi polar diagnosis that I couldn’t clear my mind of thoughts.
BUT something unexpected happened!
I passed – yay!
As well as this, I submitted my first essay in on time! I’m extremely proud of this because I truly thought I was going to have to defer this academic year. Everything was becoming too much but I’ve realised that OU is my little bit of normal and I’m holding onto it. When things get too much with my bi polar then studying becomes my outlet to remind myself I’m a smart young lady who has a hopefully… actually scrap that. I’m a smart young lady who has a bright future ahead of herself. It’s also made me more motivated then ever to get my degree as quick as I can. So that leads to my question!
Question: how do you find studying with open uni full time whilst working full time?
I’m debating this like mad but I don’t know anyone who’s actually done it so any comments would be grateful!