Saturday, June 11, 2011

Grateful for ... the end!

It's been 10.5 years since I started my Masters in Traffic Engineering.  I have been doing this externally and it seemsm to have been forever since I started it.  However, I justify the time it's taken by saying over that period I've also spent nearly three years out of the country and had 2.5 children - in fact two of my exams were completed in the middle of horrific morning sickness!

But this week, I finished my last subject - a Case Study in Transport.  The result of which is an insomnia inducing report about the merits (or otherwise) of traffic calming and its impact on residential amenity!

And like Maxabella - I work best with a deadline.  So the report was due in the post on Monday which meant a frantic weekend (thanks to Trev for entertaining the kids) and a 2am session on the Monday morning.  It's school holidays so I was meant to be looking after Matilda on the Monday but dropped her at a friends for a "couple of hours" in the morning - this turned into more than 6 hours whilst I finalised a few bits and pieces, fixed endless paper jams in the printer and bound and posted the wretched thing!  I couldn't have done it without the last minute help from K, Z & A.

Playing along with Maxabella again.


Jo in TAS said...

Yay Ange! You've done it!!! All done and dusted now you'll have lots of time to craft, oh and enjoy a little baby!!
PS Emily's getting married

Rosie said...

Ange, congratulations! Having spent many, many years studying I can appreciate the effort it took to stay in the game. This is an amazing achievement...enjoy it.

Sarah said...


Now you need to retrain yourself to not do homework or study!

I sure hope Monday goes well : o )

Maggie said...

Congratulations! I know that feeling!
Double congratulations it appears!!

Sarah said...

Good for you Ange, that's an amazing achievement and I am in awe of your work ethic! And now it's behind you, hooray!

Amanda said...

Congrats! 10.5 years, I would have given up long ago. What an awesome effort!

Jane said...

Woo hoo! Happy in Hobart to read this, Ange. What a tremendous achievement. I doubt I could ever return to study now we have the pixies. Truly impressive - bravo you ☺. J x