And…. feel the relief! Presentation complete, paper confirmed as submitted. Challenge accepted and hopefully conquered.

I originally said no more learning after my PGCE. Then I met a lovely lady offering a funded Masters and I thought one more learning challenge, step up from level 5 to level 7. I wasn’t wholly sure I could do it but I jumped in.

I was very fortunate to have a fantastic lecturer who completely understood the battle of a non academic writing academic papers and supported me so well. She wasn’t aware that I was still battling my depression so her support was undoubtedly amazing for me.

So three and a half years on, I await to find out if I have achieved an MA in Professional Practice and more importantly proved to myself that I can do it.

I never thought in school that I was clever enough to get this level of qualification. Now I’ve done it, whether I fail or achieve is not really the issue. I developed self belief on this journey and being able to write somewhere around 40,000 word research papers over six work-based learning modules is an achievement in itself.

Between 2006 and 2012, learning was a coping mechanism for me. Between 2010 and 2012 I was working full time with four children, doing my PGCE, I had four other level 4 online courses on the go. As well as all of that, I was writing my book and struggling with my emotional challenges even then. I didn’t have the capacity to learn any more until 2016 and this journey began.

Fail or achieve, I am proud of being able to do this. I wonder what challenge I will take on next?????

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Privacy Policy

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.