Starting over…going back to University!

I am officially a student…again.  This week I enrolled on my 4 year Human Nutrition degree.

For those who don’t know about me, here’s a quick(ish) catch up. I left school didn’t know what I wanted to do, had some time out. Went to University to study English Literature and my ex-employer got in contact about a job opportunity. I left university after 1 year to go into employment as a Business Manager with my employer funding my continued education in Business Management. As my career continued I moved into Human Resources and completed an advanced diploma in Human Resources Management and Development. During this time, although I enjoyed my job and was very good at it, I became very stressed. I became disillusioned the work I was doing, to me there was a vast difference between what was best for business and what was best for people, choices were always made for the business not the people. For my mental and physical health I decided I needed to leave the corporate business world and move into a career in which I could have a chance at helping people and making a difference. I left my job in December 2016, went travelling for a few months, became a qualified yoga teacher and am now starting back at university!

So I’m starting over, learning something new. I feel like I’ve waited so long to start this course that this week has been a complete let down. This week was enrolment week; no lessons have happened and none of the resources for the courses are available yet. During the sessions this week, some general university and course information was given which was all available online already so the couple of days attended only enabled me to meet people I will meet next week anyway! I do not mean to be as pessimistic about this as this probably comes across but I’m feeling very deflated after a week I was really looking forward to!

Next week is the start of the lectures and I’m sure there will be ups and downs there as well. This first year is a foundation year which is Level 3 (A Level) some of the sessions may be very easy and others not so. This is all part of the process, part of the journey to enable me to begin a career in nutrition. This is a great time for me to stop and reflect on where I am and where I want to go and remind myself to just enjoy the journey!


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