Tomorrow I am going to head off back to Hull. This will give me time to readjust and enjoy a week or two of preparation… I need to buy some new books and do a little bit of reading to get me back in the groove. Year Two is about to begin, and it’s going to be something of a challenge I’m sure. It will probably be easier for me than most because the course I did required me to take three second year modules last year… so I sort of have an idea of the standard required already. But it’ll still be tough.
There’s also been another development in the past few days. A friend of mine from some time ago recently got in touch and has offered me some work that I can do from home, transcribing details from videos into a form suitable for a website. It’s not the most exciting work, but it’s going to pay fairly well. A nicely placed windfall will come in pretty handy, especially since I’ve been strongly considering taking driving lessons these past few days. I don’t actually need to drive (or can afford it), but I just think it would be nice to get it out of the way now so that if it ever arose that I needed it for a job in the future, I would already have it nailed. In any case, I’ve heard it gets harder for you to learn the later you leave it, so it makes even more sense to get it out of the way now.
It’s not going to be cheap, of course. And the roads around where I live in Hull are appalling, so it’s going to be interesting to say the least. But it’s going to be a nice diversion from academic life. That’s assuming I go ahead with it, of course. A voice in the back of my head is telling me not to bother and just keep saving the money. But I feel this should pay me back eventually.
It’s been good to have been back home again. But now it’s time to move back to my life and get on with living off my own energy and looking after myself again. I’m looking forward to it.