About Me

A photograph of me in my Graduation gown - Sept 2015

Photography by Emma Gates www.emmagates.co.uk

Welcome to www.thismumstudies.com.

I am a mum of three who loves to study.

Mini Cooper 1 was born in 2010 while I was in the middle of an Open University degree. Mini Cooper 2 came along in 2013 and I graduated in 2015. Then in 2016 Mini Cooper 3 arrived and now I am studying a remote LearnDirect course in web design and development.

The blog is partly an extension of my studies; somewhere for me to try new things and link to social media. I also hope it may encourage or inspire other studying mums as they take on the challenge of studying while bringing up the children.

I admire any woman who manages to do anything alongside having children. Studying has its own challenges. Deadlines, trying to retain knowledge on a baby brain and just finding the time to actually sit and concentrate on something for more than a couple of minutes at a time.

I wasn’t a very good student. While I always attended the lessons, I didn’t always have the motivation to do the work that was needed to achieve. I wanted to do well but without the hard work that went along with it. Rushed homework on the bus, no homework done at all and lessons spent writing notes to my friends were the norm.

I enjoyed writing out the revision timetable much more than actually doing the revision (probably due to my love of stationery, which still lingers!)

So here I am. This time I am studying with a view to changing my career so I can work from home around the children. As a journalist I guess blogging and all things world wide web seems a natural next step.

I hope you’ll join me on my journey.

Suze x

August 15th, 2017 by Suze