July 2013, when my job has finished, is looking a lot more comfortable now. Or at least having a sense of direction.
A few posts ago I wrote about deciding to apply for university entrance for post-graduate study.
Like many, I have my emails feeding to my smart phone, and was expecting to see an email offer on any given Wednesday, since post-grad offers are made on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. Add that all other communications with the tertiary admissions centre have been via email, I do not think this was an unreasonable assumption.
But a wrong assumption.
I got an old-fashioned letter in the mail on Thursday. How exciting it was to see that logo on the envelope - with a tinge of doubt that my past academic record wasn't strong enough to secure me an offer.
"I am pleased to inform you that you have been offered a place in the Master of Accounting at Flinders University commencing in Semester 1".
Yippee - I got in. This is my 4th university offer (yes, I like collecting bits of paper, just not the debt that goes with it), and it's still as exciting as the first.
Semester 1 I'll probably do one or two subjects, depending on the time-table which is released in about 6 weeks.
And when my current role ends, I can either try and find further part-time work, or shift to full time study for a while.
And when I graduate in a few years time, I'll have a full set of parchments - at least one from each Australian university in our state. I don't know why I like that idea, but I do.