It really has been a while, and I should have updated you all a lot sooner.
Shall I get straight to it?
Well, a few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that, despite my panic and feelings of total incompetence nearing the end of my degree, I passed. In fact, I passed with a 2:1, which is incredible given just how hopeless I felt! I then participated in my graduation ceremony on the 22nd of June, though I have yet to actually receive a certificate I can frame and place on the wall!
Unfortunately, it seems I may not get my HPC registration until August, as I forgot to get the head of the OT department to fill out my character reference before, and she won’t be in at the university until Tuesday, but I fly to South Africa on the day! My only idea is to leave it at the university and have Flan pick it up and send off my registration for me when he gets back from SA towards the end of July. I should have planned this better, but unfortunately I was working every day until Wednesday, and then I had to drive to Wales (where I am now) for Flan’s father’s wedding (in a beautiful little hilltop chapel).
In fact, I’ve been working all week for the past six weeks, and I have only managed to have one weekend of peace, a whole month ago. Every weekend has been spent either in Surrey with one parent or another who has flown over from South Africa, or it has been spent here in Wales with Flan’s father and now-stepmother! I definitely need some relaxation time, and I’m hoping South Africa will offer that, despite the projects I have lined up (reading up on motivation theory and research) and a big semi-surprise party my family is planning for my 21st.
Watch this space for more on my exploration of both virtual reality therapy and motivation!