- It must be bloody near impossible to study when you have a kid. Infinitely more so as a single parent.
- It must be incredibly hard, and lonely, to study in a new country where the main language is not your mother tongue.
- Foreign students often seem to want companionship just as much as the tutoring.
- In helping to edit/proof their work, am I doing them a long-term disservice? If they can’t write coherent reports now, how will they manage out in the real world?
In other news, I was offered free passes to Coldplay tonight – so that’s where I’ll be spending my Saturday! A free show is hard to say no to, and I imagine there’ll be enough songs to sing along to at this particular concert to make it worth the while.
Blast from the past:
One year ago, we moved house.
Two years ago, I talked about why running is the only form of exercise that I get along with, what it’s like being a woman in publishing, our car history, and the evergreen NZ vs Australia debate.
This week’s links:
Berrak has a rather lovely post on friendship in your 20s.
Amy reflects on how she’s often surprised when other people actually like her. Me too. Me too.
Paula explains why she’s a fan of knocking out big financial goals one at a time, rather than chipping away at them incrementally.
Leslie wonders whether goals are really necessary in order to succeed.
Carol Tice makes the case for raising your rates right now.
Alison Green (aka Ask A Manager) lists six things to think about before a job interview.
Alexis Grant explains how to use Facebook groups as part of your social media strategy.
Finally, thanks to Femme Frugality, who hosted the latest Lifestyle Carnival, including my review of The Conservatory at Wynyard Quarter, and new carnival The Money Mail, complete with my ramblings on online shopping in New Zealand.
Happy weekends, all!