Thursday, 17 September 2009

Yep, I'm going back, wish me luck!

As a 36 year old male, going back to College for night school represents some challenges to me...

Have I made the right decision?

I am about to go back into Education for the first time in 18 years, is this a big mistake, or will it prove to be just what I need?

I am in a full time job right now, but wanted to do something extra that floats my boat, and that is website design - I really like the idea of setting up my own websites, which I have done via another easy to set up site, which you can see here -, this is based on my favourite football (soccer) club.

I'm looking though to be able to produce better quality sites in the future, but don't really know where to start if I was to be honest, it's just these ready made sites are quite handy to start on, and get off the mark with.

It will present a challenge not least because my current job can be challenging at times, and I'm pretty tired come the end of the day when I get home from work, but feel that I must try and get through the tiredness, and succeed in this.

It will also be weird as I went to this very college 18 years ago as well, so it will be quite familiar, but I'm sure all those teaching faces will have changed.

I also want to do this just in case the unemployment situation worsens in the UK, and I end up being made redundant at some point, then at least I'll have some knowledge in this field, and try to make something of it.

I'm also hoping that at some stage, I'll be able to get into affiliate marketing - although my head is telling me that I should have done this about 10 years ago to make a real impact here.

I just want to be able to turn round and say, see that site, I did that, yep, me!

Hopefully the course will go well for me, and I'll be able to pick it up as I go along, I have been a little brave as I've decided to enter at level 2, following a discussion with a college tutor, so I'm trusting his word that I won't need to complete Level 1 first, as it really is for beginners.

Hmmm, every time I think of that conversation now, I think, maybe I should have gone for Level 1 first - see there comes the doubt, which hopefully will be dispelled after my first session tonight.

Wish me luck everyone, I think I'm gonna need it!

Banksy (Chester)

1 comment:

Charlene said...

Personally I think it's a very SMART thing and I aplaud you! Best of luck!