So on Easter Sunday night I stayed up late to finish Unit 11 of my Diploma in Canine Psychology coursework. I’d been meaning to crack on with the coursework for weeks now, but my new job is never-ending, it seems, and there are just not enough hours in the day to do what I want for myself, anymore.
Mind you, I love my job, it’s highly unusual and creative AND I get to work and play with dogs, so I’m not complaining about that. But, having said that, it’s like having a new baby – every few hours I have to feed it, change its nappy, wash it, play with it, then put it down again for a nap. And then do it all over again. It’s relentless, and goes on every single day, even on weekends and public holidays. I’m just thankful at least I get to sleep through the night!
So, before anyone asks me how my long Easter Weekend went, here’s your answer already. Some people have complimented me on making a huge difference to the Refuge’s Social Media platforms since I took over from my predecessor just 5 weeks ago, Thank You, you know who you are!
But anyhow, back to my Diploma. I’d set myself the task of finishing Unit 11 by the end of the Easter weekend. And I managed to finish it by 11pm on Easter Sunday, and duly emailed it to the fabulous Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, founder and Principal of The International School of Canine Psychology and Behaviour (aka The ISCP). Bear in mind she’s in the UK, which is around 8 hours behind Australia.
And I woke up this morning and found that I’d been awarded the Intermediate Certificate in Canine Behaviour by The ISCP. (Yes, that is my real name on the certificate. I’m an international Woman Of Mystery 😉).
Yay, me! Makes everything that I’ve done and am doing worthwhile. And it also somewhat restores my faith in my own abilities. Thank you, Lisa! 👍👍👍
Only a few more assessments to do, and hopefully I’ll get the full Diploma before my next birthday. This old bird still has it in her 😄. Can’t wait to see what other letters I can add after my name, and what I can then do to help owners of dogs with behavioural problems.