I enrolled on the 2+2 Social Studies degree after many years of wondering whether I could achieve a degree and with thoughts about whether I could afford to do it. I have always worked since leaving school in an administration capacity, but started to find it very boring and not challenging enough, I really did not want the rest of my career to be in administration. I needed a new challenge. I’m currently in my 3rd year and I am considering doing a Masters’ in social work. My journey started for me when my daughter Faith was 6 months old. I’m also married to John. We live in Coventry and for me being a mother, wife, daughter, student and friend can sometimes be a challenge to live up to. My blogs will be about life in general, but specifically how I rise to the challenge (or not) of being a student, as well as a parent and how I manage to persevere!