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Mature Student or just barking mad?

Tuesday 5 March 2019, Mature students

by Leanne Plaine

Mature Student or just barking mad?

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Leanne Plaine

Hey everyone! I’m Leanne, a mature student studying adult nursing. I am married, work part time, and have two sons one of which is on the Autistic Spectrum.

Now I know what you’re thinking, ‘wow she’s got a lot on her plate’ and yep, I sure do. I mean this all seemed a good idea at the time! 

I’ve wanted to be a nurse for a very long time but, you know, life got in the way, so here I am. Trying. Stressing. Not sleeping. But it’s all going to be worth it right? I mean if others can do this so can I.

Being a student, a mum, a wife, a housekeeper, and everything in between sure does keep me busy, I barely have time to have depression anymore so that’s a bonus!

College life is great though, I’ve met some of the most amazing people ever, we’re all like a bundle of issues together! I love my tribe, but come September I will move on to actual University and I can’t say I’m not bricking it!

On the flip side I am very excited, I’ll meet a whole array of new and interesting people (once I get over that people phobia) and will have so many fantastic experiences, because that’s what happens in Uni isn’t it? So the movies say, well I guess I shall just have to find out for myself.

So for now I will continue to procrastinate, then cram, then nail it! That’s my technique anyway hehe, onwards and upwards and all that.