So a week before uni starts, just as I am finishing my last shift at work, I run to my car to get out of the rain, fall over nothing and break my ankle!
I would like to say I was doing something heroic like saving orphans from a burning building or a kitten from a tree but sadly it wouldn’t be true.
I am currently waiting for a phone call from the fracture clinic to be told that they want me in the next day to have an operation on my ankle where I will have a plate and pins installed – I don’t do things by halves!
Anyways, the good news is that University has started, I have my timetable and I am good to go. Despite now having to get a taxi to and from University and it costing me a small fortune, I am still attending every day and not using it as an excuse.
As I am missing all the social activities, I am investing this time in studying as much as I can to try and get ahead of things.
I have also written a University bucket list of things I would like to achieve before my 3-4 years of University are over. These include:
- See a famous live band
- Get back down the gym - this will have to wait until my ankle is better (good excuse to skip leg days)
- Learn to play the piano
- Go scuba diving
- Be in the audience of a TV show
- Give blood
- Learn another language
- Visit Bletchley Park
If you have to ask what is at Bletchley Park then you really shouldn’t be reading my site – we simply aren’t friends!
I am also looking at societies that I can join at the university and I am thinking of joining the Engineering society and RAG (Raise and Give) who do different fund raising events for different charities.
Sadly the volunteer work at the Library for Code Club has had to go on hold as I haven’t got the transport to get to the library from the University and I also don’t want to spread myself too thin and take on too much whilst my leg is healing.
If there is a lesson to learn from this whole experience, it’s that exercise is NOT good for you and also, NEVER run across roads as you can fall over your own feet where ever you are!