It's been a month...
So, what have I been doing? Well, i've been back home to Wiltshire to visit my family for 8 days, i've spoken to the area manager about the assistant manager job, I'm working on book four on my OU course and i'm still working on three pet portraits.
My trip back to Wiltshire simply confirmed what i already knew - I don't want to go back. I want to be able to look out my window and see fields not the neighbours and drive 20 miles without getting in a traffic jam (driving half a mile in my home town without a jam would be a miracle!). Even sleepy little Warminster felt busy and over-crowded. Needless to say I was glad to be back, though of course it was great to see the family again.
I have to finish my Step 3 training at work then it's likely I will be promoted to part-time Assistant manager. I'm really pleased about the part time bit. I now have to get motivated about completing the training which is really not exciting and to be honest the more time i've had to think about being a manager the more i've been thinking perhaps I don't want to be! Oh well, the money will be nice and I don't have to do it forever. I also think it will look good on my CV if I ever attempt to get a job relating to whatever OU stuff I end up doing.
The OU stuff is back on track. It hit a low somewhere in the middle of the Physics module as I felt I was banging my head against a brick wall. There was so much Maths and equations and symbols and I could do the Math but found it soooo hard to work out what equation I was meant to be using!! I managed to get a TMA result of 89% though which is my best so far. I'm not sure how I managed that seeing as I bluffed my way through the last question without having done the relevant course work! The current book is Chemistry which makes sense and i'm on track for the study timetable and i'm really enjoying the work and understanding it!
So, there's a quick update. There is other stuff to talk about but I will come back to that at another time.