I married the love of my life, he was the bread winner while I was CEO of the family.
It was when our children left home and the love of my life damaged his back that I decided to 'retrain' and get some qualifications, which, by this time were needed to get a decent job.
Diploma in Applied Arts (Theatre)
Three years, full time doing what I loved. This was a dream come true. The course taught acting and directing techniques as well as skills in production, lighting and sound. History of the theatre along with a study of playwrights and their works comprised the academic facet of this course. I swanned through it and enjoyed every moment. This course was to change my life, as I discovered (to my amazement) that I enjoyed and achieved good results through academic study.
Bachelor of Arts (English)
Another three years full time. I discovered... more to come on this topic