It is that time of year again! Where instead of concentrating all my time on THIS stack of books...
...and instead will be focusing on THESE books:
Don't they look intimidating? I guess some of you might not know that I am studying for a degree in Psychology? Mostly because I don't discuss it very much on this blog. But I have been studying psychology for awhile now and as I'm doing a part-time degree, I am now halfway finished. I have this year's course to finish as well as two third level courses to finish. It is a lot of work and takes a fair bit of my time and concentration in order to do well.
This year's course (Biological pyschology: exploring the brain) is particularly stressful for me. It is the course I've been least looking forward to as it combines a subject I really enjoy (psychology, obviously!) with a subject that I find terrifying (biology). I don't have a strong background in sciences, and I worry that this course will be the undoing of me. Which is why I've made it my goal this year to really work hard on it. I am determined to ace this course despite being rather afraid of it.
I did know well in advance that I would struggle with this course, which is why I've tried to plan ahead, get some reviews prepared in advance, spread out some of my review load to guest reviewers (thank you so much Carrie, Kulsuma and Jenni!) and hopefully it will be enough. I do have a lot of review books already in my possession, I have a lot of review coming my way in the near future and I will do my best to juggle everything.
One thing that I try to keep in the back of my mind is that one of my goals for this year is to 'be kind to myself' and in this instance I feel like I need to remind myself not to put myself under too much pressure to do everything. Besides being a reader and a blogger, I am also a student, a wife and most importantly a mother.
So wish me luck! I feel like I'll need it this year.