Life

Back to School

Now is the time of year when parents are, quite gratefully, dispatching their little darlings back to the care of their teachers. It is the beginning of a new school year, greeted with relief after the long summer holidays of having to find things for the kids to do to keep them busy and occupied and not bored.

I don’t have children, nor am I really returning to an educational establishment. I am, however, setting my own deadlines for one of those distance courses which I started about six months ago, and have been a little lax in completing. I think I read somewhere that most of their students complete it within three months. Oops. Hare and the tortoise, hare and the tortoise.

Anyway, back when I was job-hunting, and remembering quite how much I hate having to do that, I decided that I would make the most of what is a temporary sojourn for my husband’s PhD, and focus on the sorts of things which I want to do with my life, even while I have to be the breadwinner, because students. So I started a distance course in learning to proof-read and edit, because I really like working with books, my previous job being in book-supply. Whether I ever make a career as a proof-reader or editor is another matter entirely, and not one which bothers me overly at this stage. At the very least I hope it will help me to edit my own writing better.

Of course, having begun this course, I then discovered that having two jobs – because my old employers then employed me on a part-time, freelance basis, and I have a full-time day job in administration – was not quite so compatible with everything else which I do in my spare time, including completing this course. I’m currently hovering on Lesson 4, which involves learning all the proof-reading symbols.

And so, with all the Back to School signs in the air, I have decided to revive this blog as a means to try and get myself back on track and encourage me to complete this course. I will also be attempting to write some of the stories which I have been planning and making numerous notes for. Again with the probably biting off more than I can chew. I fear I shall be sacrificing sleep…

 

 

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