So today, I would have loved to have gone to the New Forest volunteer fair but logistically I have realised that I do not have the time to become a volunteer search and rescue worker on call 24/7, 365 days a year. Instead, I’ve decided to blitz a huge chunk of my current law assignment and am now thinking that going ‘rogue’ was possibly not one of my best ideas. My excuses for total diversification are that the OU examples were oh so dull, stalking and harassment laws are far more exciting and obviously I am just a total glutton for punishment. Sadly in my quest to conquer the evilness of TMA writing, I omitted to buy any cake, biscuits or chocolate so instead, I’m working my way through a bag of Food Doctor savoury bean mix and drowning in green tea!
I want to share this – sorry if it’s a bit pretentious, but it actually means a lot to me. I campaign quite vehemently to get mental health issues the recognition they deserve and I am an advocate for the university’s student disability programme. Yesterday I was truly humbled and honoured to be awarded an AOUG Regions and Nations Award – there’s one award per region, region 02 covers Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. I have never considered myself to be remarkable in any way, but I guess, I did overcome some quite major ‘stuff’ throughout the duration of my degree. I am far from the brainiest of students – I love to procrastinate way too much for that, but I do have a stubborn streak and always up for a challenge (- I already hear that PhD calling me, in fact, I’m already researching into it!).