Friday, 14 September 2012

Swimming in the deep end!

So today marks my second week at my new job. My course also started this week. At the moment it’s just a lot of reading and introductions but I am already enjoying it. I have quite suddenly realised how busy I am going to be. Having spent the majority of this year doing practically nothing else but reading and answering a couple of motorcycle tyre related calls in the call centre it’s going to be pretty challenging. However, with the help of some fellow bloggers and the wonder that is Word I have created myself something akin to an organisational bible. I am treating it with the same reverence I treat the succession folder that was left for me by the two previous trainees’. Currently it contains every planning page I could think of. Starting with basics of when to clean what on to my fitness and even has a handy family birthday’s page just so I do not forget to send cards! Now I have my course work information I plan to create a page to help me prioritise work so I can work to all my deadlines.
The Folder of dreams!
The scary text books

It’s quite a strange experience going back into the academic world. I have not been a student for a  while  during those 2 years off I have barely written anything let alone an essay.  Even just the reading material has reminded me how little non-fiction I have read in the recent years! I managed to read a power point incorrectly that was sent to me and rather then read the sentence as what we DO NOT expect , I read it as what we DO expect. Well needless to say I practically had heart failure when underneath this heading it read ‘to be a fully-fledged web developer’. Although I am ok with computers I am certainly not that and I began to panic that I had not read my course application as thoroughly as I had supposed!Thankfully they do not expect such high standards of me and the course should equip me in the areas I am lacking. My first two modules get under way next week and I am overly excited to begin now I have seen the course information.  One of my first modules is Hypermedia and I am very keen to learn as much as possible on this course, which is assessed with the creation of my own website! I am sure I am going to find myself swimming in the deep end over the next few weeks but there is a lot of support offered to those studying via distance learning so I am hoping to get in touch with them and get to grips with the coursework and I am sure my home management folder will help me doing this with flare!
Here are the links to the other fantastically organised bloggers that inspired me to organise my life!

2 comments:

  1. I am in awe of your organisational bible - I need to raise my game :)

    Hope you get into the swing of things quickly and don't feel like you're in the deep end for too long xx

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  2. Thanks Jess!
    So far its been really helpful but I think I need more pages in it already!

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