That’s that chapter finished. Next stop TMA01. For anyone not used to Open University acronyms, that my first Tutor Marked Assignment for this course. It’s a very front loaded course, so I’m glad I’ve hit this spot a month ahead of schedule to give me plenty of time to work on it. I know that if I tried to follow the recommended calendar I’d end up falling behind as with two small children the chances of being taken out of action for a week or so is pretty high. All it takes is a poorly sleepless child needing extra cuddles, and my two hours study after their bedtime goes out the window. I would 100% recommend studying to any stay-at-home parent though as it added a brain work out that I needed to prevent mush brain. I started with a social sciences introductory course (too easy) then a maths for science module (fantastic – really faced my demons, made my brain feel like I was chomping on wasabe, and gave me a huge high when I got 92%). This year I’ve jumped to a Level 3 course as the OU is allowing me to cash in my first degree, so I only need 120 credits of Level 3 modules to get a second degree. I think this will take me about 4 years in total, so long as I can fund it.