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It’s the end of November and I’m in my third month of college with two assignments under my belt and a 3rd in progress.
Wow, I procrastinated about going back to college for a whole year! I knew I wanted to go back to college but that “little voice of self-doubt” held me back.
Where would I get the time? My two kiddos need my full attention.
I’d never have the time to study!
The thoughts of having to work in a group on a project, rattled me.
Would people judge me because I’ve been out of the workforce for a few years?
Would my fellow students in my class be much younger, maybe even straight out of school?
Oh, gosh I’m going to side line this idea! I did this over and over BUT I kept going back and what I eventually realised was “I” wanted this and “I” needed this for me. Everything else revolves around my family which I love but my mind needed to get out there again.
As I wasn’t working I contacted my local Intreo office looking for assistance and a helpful liaison officer listened to my story and my goals. I had found the Digital Marketing course I wanted to do through Springboard. As this course was a Level 8 certification, I had to get through an acceptance process with the college. Nerve wrecking stuff! This RPEL form [Recognition of Prior Learning Experience] landed in my inbox from the admissions office during the summer. This I started to realise at the time was probably my first assignment. Testing how badly I wanted to get on to this course. If I am honest I found it difficult. The kids had gone to bed. I sat down and my head was empty. What had I done in my life before kids? LOL! The term baby brain flashed through my head! I stuck with it and got it done over two evenings. So the next part of this process in my head was; was I good enough? Would they accept me? EEEK the waiting began.
The day before my sister’s wedding in July I was in the beautician’s having my nails done when my mobile beeped. Bing! There it was! My application approved and accepted! Wooohooo! I was elated! I did it! I got over that first hurdle!
All those worries and self-doubts are such a waste of time! Just put yourself out there and do it! If I can then you can!