Yes I’m back. Hello. How you doing? I’m fab. I’m sure by the title of this blog post you are probably wondering what the hell am I doing. “I thought you’d just signed up for a open degree”. Uh well yes, I did. BUT life changes. I changed my mind. Going travelling opened my mind and now I know what I’d like to do with … Continue reading Goodbye Open Degree
As you all know I have been studying with the Open University for the past 3 years, stressful? yes, rewarding? yes. So why have I all of a sudden decided to defer my modules until October 2019? Flashback to two months ago. I was sitting at work, slightly stressed out, I’d seen my psychiatrist three days before hand where he had told me I had … Continue reading OU Monthly Update – January 2019
Hi again, it’s only me. I know shocker I’m actually posting something. I just thought it would be a nice thing to just update you all on where I’ve been and why I’ve been so quiet. Firstly, I’ve just been super busy at work. All the big bosses are now in big meetings in another office, so prep has been mad for the ladies I … Continue reading Where I’ve Been?
OU July Update We’re onto EMA’s already, how quick has this Open University year gone?! To say July has been different to June is an understatement. June was so full of worry and annoyance that I didn’t really know what to do anymore or where my journey was going. It’s safe to say I was near to throwing in the towel. I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading OU Monthly Update – July
This month has been the worst for my open university journey. I’ve had to ask for an extension and I just can’t concentrate. If you read other parts of my blog then you will know that I’ve recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which brings medication. I’m half way through my OU year and have not been able to concentrate one bit! Whether it’s … Continue reading OU June Monthly Update
You’ll notice as of recent my blog has been extremely quiet. This is because reality has hit me super hard. I have two essays due in early July with Open University, work is very busy at the moment and I’ve just started on my Bipolar medication. Not only has my blog taken a hit but the gym has as well. My Bipolar medication totaled me at the … Continue reading Madness Update
Recently I’ve been shown a lot of love on my twitter account for my Open University story. Like a lot of love and I’m so grateful for it because it’s honestly kept me going this month. I’ve decided to start my first series on my blog called “OU Monthly Update”. This is so anyone who is interested in my story can keep track of how … Continue reading OU May Monthly Update
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. … Continue reading Getting inspired again!
The depressions back. I’ve felt it creeping for the last few days. The joy I had for anything has slowly disappeared, the motivation I had to socialize and work is no more. I just want my bed and nothing else. I rarely blog whilst depressed because I never have the energy but this time I’m forcing myself too before it gets to that stage. This is because something … Continue reading OU and Bi Polar 2
Being an Open University student I get asked this one question a lot “how do you stay motivated?” Staying motivated is the biggest struggle you will ever have with the Open University. A time will come were you will have two essays due, quarter end at work, social events with friends and a mother constantly calling you complaining she hasn’t seen you in forever even … Continue reading How to stay motivated