Before starting Uni, I initially played with the idea of enrolling on a Degree online course. Even throughout the duration of my studies,these thoughts have not been too far away. Ahh, the luxury of reading health books in my PJs, no need for challenging group work assignments and the bliss of spending precious time with my little one. Such tempting thoughts, had me wondering, could “online learning really be greener on the other side”.
Alas, now with these uncontrollable events unravelling before our eyes. I have my answer!
Now in my second week of "social distance learning", mandated by the conditions set by Coronavirus. I am now having to generate the motivation to home study, learn to adapt to my new role as Home school teacher(which is hairpulling), study health in the luxury of my PJs (which is not as fun as its cracked out to be), all whilst worrying about the health of the nation (did I just touch me face?) . With all this multitasking, I can safely say, without a shadow of a doubt, “it really isn’t greener on this side of the fence”.
Needless to say, I am ashamed to admit, that I have not always appreciated the work of those who have helped me get thus far in my degree, who are also continuing to do so, even during these tough times.
So, I just want to say a big THANK YOU!!! to all our unsung heroes, including;
- NHS staff - Who have always been there to ensure we are well
- Lecturers - For creating learning environments, that motivate
- Fellow class members- Whose experiences made learning come alive
- Student support services including Student union- For giving me a voice to share
- School Teachers- For doing a great job making learning fun for our kids
I don’t know what the future holds, but it really takes moments like these to appreciate those around us.