[personal profile] rae_fa
I can't believe it's been nearly 6 months since i've updated this journal. I can't believe we're already in May, and 2009 is nearly halfway through. Is the rest of life going to fly by at this insane pace? If it is...stop the ride - i want to get off! Lol!

I've been insanely busy these last few months, working on two courses at the same time, working (both paid and voluntary) and trying to develop a social life (and so far, i think i'm managing okay!)

★My LSA course is due to finish at the end of May, and i have a whole mountain of courswork left to go. My assessment and observation by the class teacher has yet to happen due to several postponements, and while at first i didn't mind, now with the end of the course approaching and a lot of coursework relying on said assessment, i'm starting to feel the clock ticking and the pressure building. I'm both excited and terrified at the end of this course. Excited, because it hasn't been the most mentally stimulating course, and i'm glad to see the back of boredom and courswork, and terrified because after the course is over i a.) have to look for an LSA job in a new school because the current one doesn't have any jobs going, and b.) learn to drive, which was a target i set myself once this course is over. When i said i would learn to drive in May all the way back in January, i had no idea May would swing around so fast - i'm not ready!

★My OU course on the otherhand is going incredibly well. It's called "Environmental Control and Public Health' which focuses on environmental policies and legislations, and way to improve environmental and living conditions in both the developed and developing countries (full details can be found here). While i'm not really enjoying the course, as i prefer learning about the physical world like glaciers, oceans and volcanoes, one thing that i've learnt during my studies with the OU is that the courses i don't like are the ones i do better with. The two assigments i've done with this course so far have recieved 96% and 100% respectively and while i'm estatic with the grades (i've never had grades that high since I was like 12), it leaves me wondering if the assessors actually read what i submitted - i'm telling you, they were both piles of bull$&!@.

★I managed to destroy my computer again last month, but luckily the technical minded brother was around to reformat the whole thing. I lost some stuff, but it was no-where near as emotionally devastating as losing the 500GB of photos, videos, coursework/school work and references, as when my younger brother accidently kicked and destroyed my external hard drive back in November.

★I've gotten back in touch with three old school friends, one whom i've met up with once, one whom i've met up with twice, and another i'm hoping to meet up with soon.

★And finally! I've been to London, done a Duck Tour and saw Dirty Dancing and We Will Rock You. While i preferred WWRY, i am still somewhat boggled how someone came up with such an 'out-there' story to link all the Queen songs together! That was a seriously bizarre story! But the singing was great :o)

Here's to it not being another 6 months before an update! ♥

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Date: 2009-05-02 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ice-queen82.livejournal.com
All sounds good! Well done on the courses :-)

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Date: 2009-05-03 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rae-fa.livejournal.com
Thank you! Now i just need to work on improving my record and reputation on lj! Lol!

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Date: 2009-05-02 05:59 pm (UTC)
luthienberen: (red head - love me!)
From: [personal profile] luthienberen
May has come by rather quickly hasn't it? By now I was thinking I would have TWWC finished! *ahem* Obviously not, and I needed the kcik in my backside to start writing FASTER and with the SAME QUALITY! *eeps*

I'm anxious for you re: the assessment thing, but I know you'll do well. Just keep cool and you'll be fine. *hugs*

As for your OU course...can I say 'boring' without being offensive? I admire you for being able to do that - I would go nuts! (And congratulations on your high marks! I had the same happen with the physics TMA for the DS course. Strange huh?)

And yes, I must make it part of my 'master plan' to get you to post more often than once ervy six months. :P

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Date: 2009-05-03 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rae-fa.livejournal.com
I'm VERY worried about the assessment, and everyone keeps saying i'll do well, and that i'm very 'dynamic' with the children...but i really can't see that. All i see is my constant failing at getting the children to do what i say. And that's what's worrying me most about the assessment. But since it keeps being postponed, i've stopped losing sleep over it. It'll either go well, or it wont, and there's not much i can do. It's not like i can even prepare work for it.

But! OU course IS boring! Thank goodness i have text books to refer to when i do the TMA's. But i wont have them for the exam. :o( Mind you, i specifically chose this course because the follow on level 3 course next year doesn't have an exam...so i should do better on that one *crosses fingers*.

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Date: 2009-05-04 11:28 am (UTC)
luthienberen: (teampink)
From: [personal profile] luthienberen
I think it is important not to worry about it - or as much as possible anyway. Like you said, you can't do anything about it, and remember, we can be the worst possible person to judge ourselves. :)

No exam...now that is defintiely an excellent reason to choose the course, and I aprrove!

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