Hello. I am not here. Obviously. I am studying for my new OU course. Except that I am here, because I am easily distracted. Since I sat down an hour ago the most productive thing I have done is this….
And they are SO right. A highlighter pen came in very useful for highlighting the sentence ‘a highlighter pen will also come in useful’. Then, tickled by my own wit at the above, obvs I had to share it on social media. And rightly nobody gave a toss, because frankly it is puerile at best, pointless at worst, and I still haven’t moved onto the next paragraph.
Oh, but I can’t move onto the next paragraph yet. Because just above the highlighter bit was a bit about the importance of making good notes and the necessity of having a notebook. So I spent an hour browsing on Paperchase, because not just any notebook will do. It must be pretty, and inspiring and have a coordinated pen so I can show them off on instagram.
I am also concerned about my ‘work space’. My book clearly recommends having one, and currently it is the kitchen table – less than ideal perhaps. I could set up a desk area in the teenagers bedroom, her room is much under used while she is away at university. So of course I have also spent time this morning on Pinterest, browsing at pretty desk set-ups.
What I haven’t done this morning is much studying. If only there was a course in prevarication or displacement activity – I would totally rock that, if I got round to signing up for it that is. I am probably slightly anxious about getting started, so am hiding in the belief that the right notebook and the perfect desk will make it more manageable.
The silly thing is I actually want to do the course. I think probably I will be fine once I leap in, but standing here on the precipice of chapter 1 is a bit daunting. What if my brain doesn’t work? What if my twitter addiction means I can no longer cope beyond 140 characters? What if my brain is tooooo sleepy and muddled with
old middle age to manage deep thought any more? What if it turns out I am actually a bit thick?
Well, it is time to find out. I am turning the page and getting on with it….until I come across something else that I simply MUST share on social media that is….
wish me luck,
Love Miss Cisco XXX