Kirsty, Miss Jacques, Mrs Mclean, Mrs Burfot, Brown Owl, Red Squirrel, Kirsty Bird, Mum, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Lover, enemy (not too often I hope) - these are some of the 'hats' I have worn in my time, today I got a new one 'student midwife' - wiv a pinard and everyfink!
Yes, you guessed it, I survived my first day at uni *woohoo*.
to be fair the day was about meeting the rest of the year group and the tutors and finding out about the course, the school, the faculty and the university.
we were given booklets and timetables, tea and biscuits (with the advice it was a one off!), our log books and the - now famous - pinard!
Yesterday my stomach was in knots and I felt sick. This morning at the park and ride car park I wanted to get back in my car and go home, on the bus I had the shakes, on campus I lost all feeling in my fingers! (and breathe!) and then I heard a friendly voice call my name, one of the lads who was on the access course with me was there for his first day too - suddenly everything felt better, especially when he described how he was feeling, and is was exactly the same as me!
obviously I have to go back again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day and it will get harder but what a buzz! tomorrow we are measured for our uniforms and meet our personal tutors.
so I have 3 years to delivery 40 babies, palpate 100 women, examine 100 babies post natally, complete a degree course - and have a life!