If ever you try to balance a pencil on the end of your finger, recite the alphabet backwards while attempting writing down your 13 times table you may be some way towards how I have felt for the last year or so. It has been an eventful year to say the least, but a profitable and very rewarding time. Starting an MSc course in medical physics 3 years ago was the start of fairground ride which suddenly became a roller-coaster with the birth of my daughter a year ago. Through exam revision, dirty nappies, up all night with project deadlines and up all night bottle feeding, many would question were I found the time to go to work. However, as my final year in my MSc draws to a close and I see the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, I can look back on this time with great fondness. I hope to achieve a goal which I can be very proud of and I have IRS to thank for the opportunity. Those who have seen me working throughout the year may have noticed the tired look in my eye, but behind that tired look is a smile that I am reaching a target I set out to achieve what seems a lifetime ago and in that time becoming a father to a truly wonderful little girl.
With deadlines fast approaching, my life is about to change again as I will suddenly find that I do not have to write an essay or revise for an exam each evening. IRS have been so supportive throughout this time, which could not be overestimated. With the support of the company, it has not been as difficult as I’m sure it could have been.