Long story short DH and I split after 18 years about 5 months ago. I was lost as I have been a stay at home mum for the past 9 years and didn't know what I was going to do. After a lot of soul searching I decided to follow my dream of becoming a midwife (I'm not even a nurse lol). I applied and was told I probably wouldn't hear anything until mid Jan when the major offer round happens. Today was first offers which I am told only are given to the highest ranked applicants and I GOT AN OFFER from my first choice. I'm so excited I want to scream (the kids don't share my enthusiasm).