Wow! I’m here, I received my log in a couple of days ago and have sat on it wracking my brain on how to contribute to the worldwide, Day of Archaeology experience.
Having just completed the last unit of my degree and awaiting graduation, I find myself between archaeological ventures, I can’t write about a project, research or an excavation.
Then like a bolt out of the sky ⚡️, it dawned on me.
Put out some worldwide positivity to those still studying and working towards their thesis, dissertation, degree or unit assignment by distance education.
As the saying goes nothing worth while is easy and studying at university level definitely falls into the not being easy category. For an added level of difficulty there is university study via distance education. Just for bonus points there is distance education being a mature aged student working full time with kids and all the distractions of studying at home where procrastination and other priorities easily takes hold.
The equalizer though against the levels of difficulty faced is attitude and enthusiasm. In the end you need to want to get to the end, submit that assignment, complete that task for the end goal of the finished degree. All the while dodging roadblocks and speed humps like extra shifts at work, sick kids, conflicting appointments or family emergencies.
There is light at the end of the tunnel and what seems as unattainable becomes reality when your course is complete.
So for everyone out there battling away at your degree via distance education, YOU CAN DO IT!
Once you’ve finished having been teased by readings, fieldwork and independent research during your degree, the archaeological world is your oyster.
So take up your trowel, tape measure and drawing kit and get out there!