So I’ve actually been useless the last 2 months or so at writing blog posts, and I know looking back, I’m seriously going to regret it. I wanted to use my blog as a sort of journal to look back on at my last year of university. And now I’ve completely missed out about 5 chapters. So I’m back to fill you, and my future self in, on what I’ve been up to in the last 3 months.
I suppose I can say that I’ve been ultra busy with uni work and that that’s why I haven’t been blogging, but it’s not just that. Life just gets in the way sometimes, and when it gets busy, some things have to take a back seat. Especially when you’re spending so much time writing for uni essays anyway. Doing it as a hobby on the side doesn’t always seem that appealing. But I’m back at uni now after a lovely break for Easter, back to my usual schedule, and ready to get back to blogging. Because I have missed it.
So in my uni life, I’ve started my last ever month. MY FINAL MONTH! Where on earth did that time go? I felt like it was last year I was a nervous 18-year-old moving into my first house. Now I’m almost leaving my third and final house, hopefully with a degree to go with it. In the next month, I’ve got 3 assignments to write and a 10,000-word dissertation to finish. Well, I’m currently 5000 words into my dissertation but it feels like a never-ending project at the moment. The pressure is most definitely on too, I’ve been predicted a first, and now that I know that, I want to work as hard as I can to fulfill it. Knowing that I have the potential to is giving me all the motivation I need. So the next month will be filled with strawberry Chewits in the library, and naps in bed until it’s all over.
As some of you who have read some of my older blog posts may know, I play in a brass band, and this Easter was my last weekend course with the Cornwall Youth Brass Band. Once you reach the age of 21/22 you leave, and after 7 courses with them, this Easter was my last course. I can honestly say it’s been a great experience and I wouldn’t know half the things I do now if it wasn’t for CYBB.
One of the most stressful questions any student gets asked is “what do you want to do after uni” or “what are your plans after” because I can guarantee like me, most students don’t have a clue. But also like most students in their final year, I’m applying for jobs everywhere I can. Honestly, one of the most stressful things about students is the not knowing what to do after. But after applying for a job after job and not getting anywhere I was starting to lose hope. However, when I finally made a breakthrough and got an interview I was feeling proud of myself just for getting past stage one! I planned and prepped for the interview with the help of my dad, and we decided that at the very least, the best thing I would get out of this was some amazing experience with a difficult interview. I did the interview, which I have to say, was difficult, and the practical assessment was also very intense, however, I came out feeling like I couldn’t have done any better. My parents always taught me as long as you’ve given it your all you can’t do anymore. So I was happy with the experience I gained and waited to hear from them. The next day the phone rang, I was fully expecting to hear, we’re sorry Miss Quick but you weren’t successful today… instead I heard to my complete surprise, “congratulations, we’d love to offer you the job!” To which I don’t think I said anything for a couple seconds, and then just replied… “really? Wow, thank you!” I still feel like I’ve been incredibly lucky, and still in total shock. But now knowing I can concentrate on my final month of uni without the stress of that dreaded question and spending evenings aimlessly scrolling through Indeed.com has lifted a lid of stress I didn’t actually know was billowing over me quite so much. I feel ready to enjoy the little time I have left, give it my all, and look forward to starting work when I finish.
On the personal front, I’ve spent a lovely amount of time at home in the past 4 weeks with my family. As usual living between my boyfriend’s and my mum and dad’s house (after uni I’ll fully move out of mum and dads and live with Paul). I’ve realised from jumping between uni and home that home is where I want to be, the Southwest is where my heart and head always are, and I can’t wait to go back, especially to permanently live with Paul and our two cats. We spent the Easter holidays celebrating with my Auntie and my new Uncle on their wedding day, which was so lovely. Although I learned that too much wine sends me to sleep… on top of the Cluedo board Paul and my younger cousin were playing on. On the whole, my Easter break was full of family, friends, music, and alcohol.
So life is good, uni is good… stressful but good, and I’m ready for a bit of a lifestyle change in the next month or so. I really wouldn’t be feeling so prepared for all of this without my family, so if you’re reading this thanks! And if you got this far on this ridiculously long blog post, I’m impressed. It has been a bit of a ramble, but getting it all off my chest and documented has made the side of me that needs to capture every moment feel better. So that’s what I’ve been up to recently, and I’m ready to get back into blogging because I’ve really missed it… so I’ll speak to you soon!