I’ve been back at university for a month now, and it simultaneously feels like it’s been more and less time than that. It’s funny how fast you slip into a routine and how easily you forget that your life was ever any different.
As you were so supportive when I said I was going back to university, I wanted to share an update, plus get this stuff out of my head. There’s also a blog update, related to being back at university too.
What’s university like as an adult?
That was the main question I had when I made the decision to go back. I’d done a year and a half at the age you’re “supposed” to go to university at, but I was really curious at how it might feel as an adult. Especially, when you’re going into the second year and people have already made friends.
I was also worried about how I would feel taking the leap from a full-time job, to a part-time job and how that would leave me financially.
Since I still live at home, and don’t have huge outgoings, financially things are pretty much the same. The only real difference is I’m much more careful and don’t waste as much money as I used to.
In terms of going back to university as a “mature” student, it doesn’t really feel any different for being an “immature” (Is that the right word? It’s definitely the opposite of mature) student.
The biggest difference I’ve noticed are the difference between the two universities I’ve been to. The one I’m at now has a lot of required / assigned reading, which I didn’t have at my first university. So in that respect, I feel like that’s a lot more support and encouragement to do your own guided learning. I think I could probably count on one hand the amount of times we had to do reading for the next class at my first university. I’m happy with that change, but boy does it take up a lot of time.
Honestly, the photo at the top of this blog post pretty much represents my life at the moment; caffeine, text books, notepads, and pens.
A month in, and I’m still trying to get to grips with how best to manage my time so that I don’t always feel like I’m chasing my own tail.
Which brings me to the blog update. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been posting less frequently, and ultimately that’s because other things have to take priority, whether I like it or not. Which means that, realistically, I’m going to be planning to post 3 or 4 times a week now, instead of 5.
I imagine that will work out to be posts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then either Tuesday or Thursday if I can fit an extra one in. How does that sound?
I feel like I’m out of the loop in the blogging world, so tell me; what’s going on with you at the moment?