Out with the old and in with the new

Well... New Years Eve and a time for reflection again.

So much has happened since my last post, stuff that may well change the course of my career. I've been trying to get a foothold in the right place for some time but seemed to be blocked at every stage by my lack of the correct grade...but at the start of December I was given the chance to apply alongside higher grades for a Software Development training course. (after much nagging/ begging in the right places to allow it)

I'm ecstatic to say that I passed both technical testing and the formal interview, and am eagerly awaiting the start of the training, possibly from around March next year.

It's a move that may well turn our lives and the washing basket upside down for a while, as it would require full time attendance for a few months.  But to finally get the chance to put my OU studies into practice even for the test was awesome, so the prospect of taking on a whole new pile of learning is exciting. Not sure how it will fit alongside these last years of degree work, but I will find a way to make it happen.

But wow - looking back at 2015, it was the year I got to keep my Dad after a scary winter, it was the year I got to graduate with a BSc, and it was the year I got the chance to show my IT skills to the people who may be able to use them in real life.  Roll on 2016 and all the new challenges ahead!!

Happy New Year blogpeeps!

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