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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Don't keel over...I'm blogging...because I've finished uni for the year!  

It feels so good to have some time for other things.  Over the last month I have been compiling a list of things to do once uni finishes.  Some are just for me, some are things that need to be done because they've simply been neglected for a while, and others are things I never seem to find time for.  I can't wait to work my way through it all.

It has taken almost a week for me to get out of study mode.  I would wake with that feeling of (almost) panic.  That horrible feeling when you know you have much more on your plate for the day than time could possibly allow.  Yesterday the feeling was gone...

I'm really happy with how this year has panned out.  Yes, it was a little crazy at times and I did have to burn the candle at both ends but only for a little while.  I'm happy that I decided to study part-time because it has allowed me to enjoy what I'm learning, have time for study, reading, assignments and all that and still be a mum and wife and relief society president and do a few hours of 'real' work a week!  My results have been really pleasing.  I've done so much better than I expected and I don't take that lightly at all.  Each time I opened a marked assignment my heart would be in my throat and I'd be talking to myself saying something like, "If I haven't passed this one then that's it, I'm just gonna get a job somewhere."  Then I'd scream with excitement to see that all was fine and that my hard work had paid off far more that expected.

I will probably do a bit of a catch up blog at a later stage but for now I'm enjoying my garden, sorting through the kids cupboards, painting, and best of all I now have time for a little bit of photo taking.


Nettie's Blog said...

YYYYAAAAYYYYYYYY...i have missed your post soooo much...welcome back to blogger land...and a huge CONGRATULATIONS on finishing the year on a high...do the time reap the rewards...something like that anyway...cant wait to see some pics and see all your catch ups...XXXX

Rebecca said...

WOO! i remember that sick feeling - sfter i finished my degree i would have nightmares and still do about assignments not ready exams not studied for a recently courses I hadn't done any assignments for at all and it was nearly the end of the year - i was soooo stressed about these courses that I ahdn't put any work into! enjoy your time off for a while!

The Kings said...

So exciting!!! Congrats. Enjoy your time 'off' :)

kimmers said...

Congrats! You are so awesome to go back to school and do so well with so many other obligations on the side. I hope you really do get to take this time to enjoy and do what you want. :)

Bride said...

Oh, i left a comment a couple of nights ago... its disappeared???
well done on finishing the first year! I had no doubt you would do exceptionally well. Miss HD!
love ya sis xxx