When Annie-Rose started at Playcentre I started doing the training.
It was free and I thought, why not? My brain had basically rusted out with lack of real use!
So I started doing the training and I love it.
I really love studying and learning.
I'm a bit rubbish at writing essays, why write 1000 words when you can say it in 35,
but hey I'm getting there!
When I sent to Sydney I talked with my sister Sharyon about what I might do next.
They encouraged me to consider doing a degree.
Last week I went to the great McDonalds for lunch with my friend Meg.
Meg was talking about what she should do next and I told her how I was thinking about study.
I'm not sure if it was the pink unicorn or the hot apple pie
but we made a decision to look into it from there.
Meg got right onto the research and before you can say Mrs Robinson
she had a student ID and had enrolled.
I thought I would start next year,
having a bit on my plate this year, but it turns out that the 101 course I want to do
only runs in the second part of the year.
So before you can say Mrs Robertson,
behold I have a student ID and have enrolled.
It's only one paper this year, but it's a start.
I'm going to do it VERY SLOWLY, because first of all I have Miss Annie
who I want to hang out with a much as possible till she's five
oh and I have to finish course 4 and work my day job as well.
But if I keep picking away at it, by the time I'm 50 I'll have a qualification.
A qualification that means I can work with families who have had struggles like ours
a qualification where I can put to use the lessons I've learned in the last 20 years.
A qualification I never ever dreamed I'd have.
I feel like I haven't done a lot of sitting and thinking about this,
but taking one step at a time I'll move forward.
Maybe I won't get there, who knows,
but I'm going to learn a lot of useful stuff in the meantime.
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks,
but I like what Henry Ford says....