It’s surprisingly tricky to juggle two courses with family life. When I signed up, I failed to consider illness. My two youngest have a temperature, sore throat and are generally grumpy. The older two are just using it as an excuse to demand being waited on. The worst part is that Monday is the only whole day I get to myself.
My new course continues to fascinate me. The more I learn about Christopher Marlowe, the more I like him. He embraced a life of crime and indulgence, often in trouble with the law – if we believe the accounts provided. He was also an atheist, which is something I am tentatively investigating too.
On my writing course, I am in the final stages. Only three more assignments to go which will be a relief. I can’t wait to leave behind the restrictions of the OU, but I am grateful for what I have learnt. I will carry on with the degree but look forward to being able to write in my own style again.