My attendance at the second study school is finished.
It was nice being sorrounded by people in my same situations. Time costraints, study/work balance, lack of confidence are really common problems.
What do I take back home? I feel re-energised and I have more confidence. There is still a study year in front of me but I am determined to finish this course.
Notes? I’ve noticed that compared to my colleagues I have matured experience in specific activities, like cataloguing and classification. I was one of few people in the classroom knowing how to catalogue using AACR2 or assign a class mark using Dewey. This made me think about how it is important to experience some activities rather than just study them.
In my pragmatic view a certification is important but I really think that gaining experience is certainly more important.
I found people that are simply postponing any attempt to progress in their career AFTER the degree. It’s like delegating a special power to a degree title. Is it the truth? I am not sure… But this is my vision. Maybe it’s because I met so many talented professionals that are genuinely good in their professions regardless their study titles.
Anyway, happy to have spent time in Averystwyth, the weather was fabolous!
The last time I updated this blog (two months ago) my life was slightly different from what it is now.
In April, before moving to Leeds, I set few deadlines:
- a month to find a job –> I started working a week after my move
- a month to settle down in my new job –> keep going
- few weeks to start preparing my next exam: Studies in Management.
Here we are, two months later I have just started studying and I discovered my deadline is in August. So close!
Obviously it is only my fault if I am so tight with the essays deadline. In my defence I can say that moving to another city and settling down in to a new job it’s quite taxing, above all when you have to commute 3hrs a day, learn new procedures and managing a team. So, instead of opening my books and start writing I prefered the confort of my sofa hihi.
There’s still hope for me because I’ve just overcame the first essay panic phases:
Acknowledge & Accept
- I acknowledge the present reality.
- Here I accept the fact that I’m afraid to fail at this moment.
- Talk to myself about what is happening, and what you need to do – Here is this post.
- No more excuse…just study!
- I have now made a target of 8 weeks, and 2 hours a day to study and prepare my submissions.
In spite of my less-than-perfect student behavior and time-management I have now tackled my essay and I started writing.
Wish me luck!