Oh, I'm so incredibly SORRY.
You see, I'm like Paul in the Bible - I think it was Paul - who said the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
My spirit wants to blog every day; my flesh is sooo weak. BUT I do plead mitigating circumstances, and so I hope you will forgive my absence.
As I mentioned way back at the beginning of this blog, I am one of those euphemistically named "mature-aged students". Yep, this year I commenced university studies. It's really exciting, and I am loving the way my brain cells are sent zinging off in all directions, checking out things which I hadn't even known existed, uncovering details that were covered in the dustsheets of ignorance. It's fantastic, but it's also very challenging.
I have, I am pleased to say, done really well in the two assignments which I have so far completed, and so of course that buoys me up wonderfully. However, tomorrow is my first ever invigilated exam. Oooh, I'm stressing out even about driving to the examination venue - morning stop/start traffic on the freeway, better known as the big parking lot. In my mind is a picture, a vision, of me sitting gridlocked in rush hour traffic, knowing that on the other side of the city the doors have closed, the time clock is set, and I miss out on sitting my exam.
So, here's a plea, friends: send me lots of positive vibes for tomorrow. If you pray, send up a little prayer for me: (a) that I actually make it to the venue on time; and (b) that my brain doesn't turn to marshmellow but lights up like an Osram and guides my pen to get the words down on paper that will bring in a good result.
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And in return? I promise to be back in a couple of days with thoughts on life, thoughts on books, some great photographs, and day four of our time in Paris - I think you'll like it.
Update 13/06/12: I received my exam result, and I'm over the moon. I received a distinction in both my assignments but wasn't expecting the same in the exam - sitting in a room and writing two 800 word essays. Guess what? Yes, good news, another distinction. So, my first ever university unit, and I gained a distinction for the whole unit. Who's a happy girl? Who's sipping bubbly? Me, me, me. Sorry, but I'm not feeling all that humble at the moment, you see.