As a mother of three children ages 5, 9 & 11, I am studying my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) by day, working as an educator in a Childcare Centre located in Murgon, South-East Queensland by afternoon, private music teaching slotted before and after this, and wife and mum as well. Sometimes it would be nice to have a time out for me but as my study is important for our future and my work for financial support, this time out will have to wait for another two years when I have three months of down time planned before I start working as a Kindergarten teacher.
When this down time comes, I think I will just like to enjoy being wife and mum, and when the kids are at school, I will potter in my garden, play some music – favourite CD’s and my instruments (piano, oboe and guitar), and do some reading other than textbooks.
I am enjoying my studies immensely and learning much more than I thought possible. Sometimes I feel like an overloaded computer with the memory capacity of 250GB and only 249GB of memory left. Thankfully, the processor is still working fine though.