I'm stuck on 'set' until the mail man arrives. Tomorrow.
Last week I took a plunge I never thought I would take. I enrolled in a Certificate 3 course for Teacher's Assistants. I have managed to find a TAFE college that delivers this course via external study (ie distance education) and the course is nationally recognised. The TAFE is in Western Australia! Although similar courses are run in Victoria, I would have to attend classes and that just doesn't suit my work commitments or my family's needs. The TAFE I've enrolled with have been excellent and very efficient in replying to emails, phone calls and mailing things out to me. I was very excited to discover I don't have to wait until semester 2 to start! Because the course is self paced I can start immediately.
So, I've received some information and an initial exercise to 'demonstrate my commitment to the course'. It was just a little thing, so I completed that and have it in the car ready to send off. I'm just waiting for the Learner Guides to wing their way across the Nullabor and then I'll be able to get started.
This year seems to be full of "I never thought I would....". Here I am being paid to work and am about to embark on study after 21 years of being beyond that phase of life. They are two things I never imagined for myself 13 years ago when I became a mother.
Apparently 'old dogs' can learn new tricks!