This is the first blog post I have ever written and I’m hoping that it will be the beginning of helping me. I am a mature student but I am struggling in many ways, I am trying to juggle real life with my academic work. I’m in a bit of moral dilemma at the moment, which I will speak about more soon.
Although I have to say that now I am actually sitting here typing, I’m not exactly convinced that I know what I am meant to be saying!
But what I did feel is that it is time for me to get some of the things whirling round in my head out into the open. I feel that by allowing my thoughts to come out I can focus more on getting my brain focused on what I need to do, namely get myself to that degree.
I am a mature student and I am desperate to better myself. There are things I need to get better at, one of which is focus because I feel I am bottling things up. So I’m hoping this will work for me as an outlet valve. So I suppose what I’m saying is that I’m writing for me and not you or anyone else who might read this.
Having said that, I’m hoping to pass on some tips that I find helpful with my study. For example, I am really struggling with academic writing and I’m trying to find ways I can get help with that at the moment. I’m exploring all avenues in that respect because it’s getting me down.
Generally I have a great boyfriend and a great group of friends to rally around me and help. I have had a few issues with depression in my life and sometimes I feel isolated and alone, even in a group of people. This over time can eat away at me and sometimes stops me expressing myself properly. So another reason why I’m hoping that getting my thoughts out onto paper here will enable me to concentrate more.
So, that’s enough writing to you today. I’m going to cover something that had in my head for awhile, but I want to explore the topic because I know that emotionally and ethically I’m not sure it’s the right move, but with my head where it is I’m wondering if it’s the right thing for me to do to get where I need to be. More on that later.