Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sunday Post 64; It's Monday! What are you reading? 50

The Sunday Post - a chance for a chat and a catch-up with other bloggers - is hosted by Kimba, here: and It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn right here:

Let's see ... last week was ... something - lol.

For us as a family, the biggest news is that J got a fulltime job. He's been working as a grocery assistant part-time at a supermarket for years so this is good all around - not just for the family, but for him as well.

For myself, I went into Tech last Monday and discovered that no, no I was not enrolled in the course I thought I was. After some to-ing and fro-ing, I somehow found myself enrolled in a graduate diploma in marketing. Now - I really enjoyed marketing last semester but after a week of course, I don't feel ready to tackle a graduate course. So I'm going to go in there tomorrow and talk to the head of department - I have a week in which I can change my course with no penalties, and I want to see if I can switch to a BCom.

It was my intention anyway after the Certificate I did, but because I have a Bachelor of Arts (from 20 years ago I might add) people kept saying that I really didn't need another bachelor's degree, I already have a good education - and yes, that's all good advice and all but I lost sight of what I wanted to do. I want to pursue the BCom, and still major in marketing, as that's what I'm really interested in. So hopefully I can switch.

I still haven't heard from the job that I really wanted, so I think I have to let that one go - I was talking on Friday to one of the people I had put down for a reference, and she said she hadn't heard from them - two weeks later.

So the plan is (hopefully) to switch my course, but keep applying for jobs. Studying is something I can always come back to, now that I know I still have the knack to get the work done, but you can't pin a job to a noticeboard for later.

I'm still picking through the same books - the Hamilton bio and Tongues of Serpents, though the latter isn't the strongest entry in the Temeraire series, I will still persist.

How about you? What are you reading? How's your week?


  1. I think that to study marketing is always a good option! Everything is about marketing nowadays. I should finish Temeraire series, I never got into it.

  2. Good luck with your courses. I think it's important to focus on what you really want to do.

  3. I hope you are able to take the course you want and make the switch. Best of luck with your job hunt as well.

    I haven't read the Temeraire series though I've heard good things. I am curious about the Hamilton biography but I don't read much nonfiction and it looks like quite a tome. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Good luck getting the course you want, and enjoy! Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I hope you can switch! Good luck. I work in marketing myself, but my diploma is in engineering. Long story :D

  6. Good luck with school. Its so difficult to find what you REALLY want to study.

  7. Good luck on getting all your courses situated. Hope you hear something from the job your waiting on too. :)

  8. Hi Maree,

    Hope it works out. Crossroads can be a confusing time but you sound like you have some clarity...which is more than I can say at the moment. p.s. my degree is in Communications too, about the same amount of time ago; unlike you I'm not feeling the urge to step back in to a classroom however - though I do try to stay open to learning every day.

  9. Good luck with school and changing your course. I hope they help you out. ;)
    Have a great week!

  10. I hope you get the courses you want. I'm very grateful not to be taking classes anymore. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  11. Good luck with your class! I think following your heart and doing what you really want to do is always the best course, but that can get turned around sometimes. There's always so much pressure.

    Enjoy your books this week. I haven't read Temeraire...