I started Uni back in October of 2016. I worked really hard at the beginning, and was really proud of myself that I was able to get back into something I really enjoyed studying; Psychology and Childhood Studies. I was thriving off learning. I was in full time work and full time education and coping really well. I then fell pregnant, and even though I was still doing my course, I completely lost motivation. I had a lot of friends who were in college, uni, with high paid jobs and even the couple who had their own businesses. I felt like I could never amount to that. It was sad for me because I did have so much ambition at one stage.
Especially becoming a mum, it’s a case of you wanting to do the best to provide and protect your little one. I have heard so much about being a single parent and it being ‘better’ for me to stay at home. I don’t see the problem with wanting to go back into work or education after you’ve had a baby.
I’m so proud of myself for getting back into my Uni course, without any problems. Psychology is a huge passion of mine, and even though it’s going to take me 3-4 years to complete, I can’t wait until I do. I love learning, so education was always an option for me, and even after my Psychology course, I’ll probably go back for more.
I know that it’ll be difficult at times with Harlow, but the best thing is that I have the full support of my tutors. I 100% recommend going back into education after a child if you feel like you’d like to.