Essays, essays, essays.
I mention that dreaded word on this blog quite often – the past few years essays have plagued me more than they ever used to. You may or may not be aware that I received my BA in English & Linguistics years ago before I started my degree in midwifery; back then I actively enjoyed writing essays! These days I find essay writing a lot more arduous, and thought I would share some hints and tips that I used both in my English & Linguistics degree and have been using for my midwifery degree…
One of the biggest and best decisions in my life to date, is my decision to go into care work. This decision has led me to pursue a career in midwifery and all the experiences I’ve had have taught me the value of respect, dignity, kindness and trust. It has been a big struggle to get to grips with the skills and abilities that go hand-in-hand with caring for people, but it has been a wonderful journey to go through. I would be lying if I said that I’ve enjoyed every second of it, but I’m telling the complete truth when I say that I am so, so pleased that I made the decision to begin my journey in healthcare.
Sharing your dreams with the ones you love can be invigorating. It can also quash them in seconds, and make you question how you ever believed in yourself. Fortunately for me, the amount of people in my life who have been unwavering in their support for me in my quest to apply to become a student midwife has been overwhelming. I’m amazingly grateful to all of my parents (I’m greedy and have two sets!) for their help drafting e-mails, writing personal statements, revising maths techniques, practicing for interviews, giving me lifts to and from my new university, and generally being amazingly supportive and reassuring that this is where my life should be heading. Not to mention the wonderful folks who gave me glowing references (thank you!) and Jack for listening to my non-stop spiel about a whole bunch of things most men would rather not be listening to (you’re the best!).