Friday, 28 September 2012

Back to the books.

Just a super duper quick hello. I hope you are all well, happy and feeling healthy.
I know I have been seriously lacking on the blog front of late.
We have all been very preoccupied in the Hodges household the past three weeks. Lots of pain in the bum situations but it seems we are nearing the end of them. YAY!

There has been lots going on. I won't bore you all with the details as I hate to focus on the rubbish things and want focus on one amazing thing that did happen this week.
I am officially a student. A BA honours English literature student.
After almost 15 years of dreaming of studying literature I have taken the plunge. All I have ever wanted to do is read and write. I was all set to study my A levels and go to university but then things happened and I lost my way a little. Now 10 years on, a husband, three babies and a mortgage later I have decided to follow my heart. And here I am. A student.
I am literally skipping hoops right now.
I have chosen to study through the open university as I can juggle my very busy life and family around study. The course looks fab and I am currently reading the play Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe in preparation.
I am little excited right now. Can you tell?
It is incredibly liberating to take a dream and turn it into a reality.
 Life is short and life is
 Don't sit around worrying putting things off.
Take heed and do something you want. Not because you must. Do something you desire.
It is pretty amazing.
Lauren x


  1. Congratulations! I did my degree as I turned 40! I loved it, hard work with young children but the sense of achievement is wonderful! Enjoy the opportunity! Hope other things start to settle too! Ada :)

  2. This is fantastic! I studied English Language and Literature at uni and loved it, it was so refreshing to be surrounded by people who were as enthusiastic about the books we studied as I was. Enjoy it and good luck! x

  3. Wishing you a massive good luck with it! Having just finished my degree I miss it so much already, having a passion to learn about something you love so much can be very enjoyable & rewarding :)