The Weekend Blog (Vol.53)

25th April 2015

Herseys and Reeses

This week started with some great news!

I found out that I achieved a first class grade in my dissertation. I was completely shocked and over the moon. What I am most proud of is the fact I didn’t ask for a deadline extension, even when I was having problems leaving the house to conduct my interviews for the report thanks to my deteriorating hip condition.

I have an Excel spreadsheet that acts as a grade calculator (which is not at all sad) and so each time I receive a new grade it goes into the calculator to work out how well I am doing with my degree.

I’m pleased to report that even before I’ve sat my exams and received all of my coursework marks back, I have a degree at a 2:2 class. Hopefully I can do well in exams over the next few weeks and maybe even achieve a 1st in my degree.

As I tweeted this week, I’m not sure whether it’s the sunshine or the fact I am nearing the end of my degree but I am feeling very inspired at the moment. I’m also the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. I really think choosing to not go on to a masters right now was a wise choice. A break a way from education will do me the world of good. Who knows, I may never feel the need to return to formal education. We are always learning, even when we aren’t studying.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. It’s great to see you so excited and happy x

  2. Good job on your dissertation! I’m so glad it’s going well for you. All your hardwork is paying off πŸ˜€ I felt the same way when I approached the ending of my schoolwork, but it wasn’t until when I was completely done and knew I’d passed that I was thrilled and super happy.

    • Holly

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ It’s good to know that I’ve already passed so that I’m not as stressed about the exams. I still want a good grade though!

  3. Kya

    That is so great that you are feeling so well at the moment. The result is really cool. πŸ˜€ I am sure that you will do well in the exams and get the 1st! πŸ˜€

  4. That’s awesome. Congrats! And it’s even more awesome that you are doing well at the moment, as well!

  5. Cat

    Congrats on getting a first class grade on your dissertation! I’m really glad that you’re feeling so happy right now πŸ˜€

    I totally agree with the “always learning” part. There are some things you only learn once you’re out in the working world anyway! I think a break from education makes sense. I did the same and ended up not going back, haha. Some of my friends have though!

    • Holly

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I’m really not a fan of formal education, especially the examination side of things. I learn more doing hands-on working, so I’m hoping I can find a job that allows me to learn in this way.


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