Figured due to all the stresses and heartaches University has caused me so far I’d put it all down in a good old fashioned post. Mayhem is about to be cast upon me, however, for once I fear not reasons why I shall explain later. To continue…
My Steels Construction for my Project 2013
I shall not digress. University damn near broke me first time around, I’m unashamed to say it. I dropped out, sank into a years decline. Managing on a part-time job 3 shifts a week. Plodding on with other ventures. Never really getting anywhere, sadly part of the reason I dropped out was poor grades obtained only through lack of trying, lack of an interest in my subject of study and too persuaded by friends, drinks and a lifestyle that I couldn’t keep up. Something had to give way and eventually University did.
This poor performance would only send any dream I had into a never-ending oblivion at the time the dream of becoming an Architect was distant, faded to grey as if it was to be a story I would tell my grand children that I could have been one of those incredibly imaginative people who draw buildings for a living.
Amazingly though, after a year of hourly-paid work, slaving away, working with what can only be described as professionally trained monkeys – not everyone I’d like to highlight! I took the decision to return to education. Return to University of Wolverhampton and I had one thing in mind to succeed.
Determined, and relentless in some aspects of my work to do well I set about changing my ways. Cutting back on the lifestyle that left me so exhausted and uninterested in my career, I made-sure I completed work on time, gave deadlines enough time to work around them and my full concentration. My focus waived shortly during the Christmas period due to a number of unfortunate personal reasons. Only to come back stronger, realizing this was perhaps my last chance.
Fast forward almost a year later. My life is stable, university is my priority, my personal health and happiness are more important to me that I think they have ever been. Sadly – for my employer – my part-time job is nothing more than that, a job. Which has treated me well, but it continues to get in the way, unreasonable demands, late shifts, no real sense of appreciation.
Uni work is started much sooner in advance, I have only missed a hand-full of lectures through illness.
Amazing how I look back and think I could be graduated now, but the more and more I think about it, the more I don’t think I was in the right mindset back then. I look at the opportunity offered to me now and I’m glad life has turned out this way so far.
Brief and Sketchy Ideas from my own Log Book
Deadline season is here, 4 modules 6 assignments 3 weeks. I can honestly say that each assignment has been started and I have been thinking about each one pro-actively. Who would have thought ay?!