A second finale


I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work recently. The perils of freelancing I suppose! When I’m not in the office I’m still working pretty flat out. It’s what I’m used to, but fortunately I get to lose a massive burden from my life on Tuesday; the ‘second finale’ I refer to in the title, in fact (the first being the end of my NCTJ last summer)…

On Tuesday I will be completing my final task in formal education EVER: a 10 minute presentation about my dissertation. I hate public speaking but I don’t feel too nervous. None of us are especially looking forward to it but we know we all have to do it so I can’t get too worked up over it. We’re all in the same boat, and after that ten minutes of agony I’ll be free from the shackles of education forever.

Obviously uni hasn’t been great for me, but there have been glimmers of joy amongst all the gloom and stress. I might do something on here to commemorate the momentous occasion on Tuesday night. We shall see.

Anyway, until then I need to finish putting together my slideshow. Hooray!

Oh, as an aside: I apologise if this is riddled with typos, but I received the unfortunate news that I have developed diabetic cataracts in both eyes (very sudden and very unexpected diagnosis) and I can’t see too well at the moment. It’s not a permanent thing and it can be fixed with operations, but I don’t think it’s severe enough yet. Lots of people have asked what I mean by ‘operations’, but it’s a very routine thing. I’ll have anaesthetic drops in each eye, and then my own cloudy lens will be effectively sucked out of my eyeball and then replaced with clear lenses which should actually restore my long distance vision  hooray! However for the time being I do struggle to see even with a magnified screen, so please ignore any typos. I promise I can spell!

See you on the other side of my degree!



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