I have just finished my final assignment for the first year of Open University - it feels rather strange that I now have a long summer holiday with no studies until October when I start 'Exploring Psychology'. I have pretty much decided that social order is the direction that interests me but I still have another year to decide on my final degree.
This 'year' (ie. 9 months) feels as though it has gone both quickly and slowly. Last September Mr H was home from his year's placement in Scotland and I was just about to start OU. Now I am just finishing my first year, he is taking his last exams for his degree and about to move back to Scotland again for full time permanent work. The next couple of months are going to be like a re-run of summer 2008 only different - deciding what he's going to take and what is going to stay here; feeling fine interspersed with wobbly moments; stocking up on writing paper; excitement about his new career mixed with questions about my own career future.
We have previously talked about one day moving to Scotland; but the other evening as we sat on our verandah looking at the garden we agreed that we can't ever imagine wanting to leave this house. We have lived here almost 20 years and have created what it now is. We can see ourselves keeping it and having another place in Scotland... who knows.
Interesting times lie ahead!