Yesterday I finally picked up my new ID card from the library at university. It says ‘valid until 30 September 2013’. That is the deadline for the dissertation I am working on this year. On 1 October 2013 I will no longer be a student. I’ve been studying full time since 2008 so it will be a big change. Yesterday was the first time I really felt it creeping towards me. This final year of study is tough, I knew it would be. The combination of completing the MFA in creative writing and studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching is proving to be rewarding and gruelling in equal measure.
It will be very strange not to be a full time student anymore but I am also looking forward to beginning a new adventure.