University Plan of Attack

5 March 2014

I mentioned here that I'm now back at university. Last year, I became distracted from uni work due a a particular wedding coming up. This year is my second year into my course. I feel motivated but in order for me to stay this way, I need a plan. Here it is:

Study: Sounds like an obvious one right? Sometimes it's not. This year I plan to use my frees at uni to study, keep up to date and stay focussed. Temptation to check my facebook feed, go online shopping or simply get lost in thoughts unrelated to uni is extremely high but as I now have a husband to go home to, I don't want to spend my home life doing study too. Let's get productive!

Selflessness: University has the potential to be some of the most selfish years of my life. No day is the same, therefore routine becomes a mess. Because of this university students get to eat, sleep and study whenever they want. We need to remember that life is not about us. Ever. Not only will a good routine of eating, sleeping and study benefit our health - it will benefit the people around us. I aim to have a good routine in these areas so I can find quality time with family and friends without stress that I should be focussing on study. I want to have the energy and time to be a good wife for Mr J by not letting the house become a shamble and my emotions go too wild. Occasionally busy study days will surprise me and routine may have to be altered. That's okay too. We can enjoy our freedom but don't abuse it.

Challenge myself: Rather than settle for average, I want to aim higher. Rather than just believe and nod my head, I want to ask questions. For a women that can be a people pleaser, occasionally insecure and confused, I often stand back from the debates and question time. I know that this is me but I also know that deep down I also have questions and opinions that can be raised. This year is my year to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself.

Sollitude: I need to find time for myself. Time to centre myself. Time where I can cry, smile, pray and relax. Life can become busy especially when it is deadline time and this time is when solitude is most essential.

Maybe some of these might encourage you too.
Here goes another year of university...
Who is on this journey with me?


  1. Teagan this is so encouraging!! I am definitely on this uni journey with you. Thank you for explaining your plan of has helped me consider my own attitude towards this stage of life.

    1. I'm so glad it has helped you too! We can do this together.

  2. 2 Chronicles 15:7 'But you be strong. Do not lose strength of heart. For you will be paid for your work.'
    Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties (Helen Keller).
    I pray that your plan is one that can help you have a good year - go, and let your thoughts and questions be heard.