This week marks the fifth week of my last semester of university. I have to say I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed and nervous that this time is going by so quickly. I’ve got 3 months until I hand in all my final assignments and my dissertation. These next few months will definitely be the most stressful of my life so far. But I can do it… I keep telling myself.
I remember being in the second year of uni, and the people on my course in the year above told us how stressful it was, but how much they enjoyed their final year. And it is true, I’ve enjoyed my final year the most. And I think it’s because I’ve not been this busy in the 2 previous years. Netball training takes up most of my evenings during the week which I actually really like, before I would just spend all that time in bed, probably eating chocolate! Now I’m actually keeping fit and keeping my mind busy on other things other than my dissertation stress and assignments, which is keeping me sane.
I really can’t believe how quickly my time at university has gone though, it feels like yesterday that I was turning up for my first lecture nervous, not knowing what to expect and not knowing anyone. Now I’m writing my final dissertation, with friends I will have for life. In the space of 3 years, my life truly has changed for the better, and I honestly wouldn’t be the person I am now, without going to university.
Uni has given me so many wonderful life lessons, in and outside of the lecture room. From giving me the confidence to be able to speak in public without wanting to curl up in a ball and cry, actually cook and not poison myself, learn amazing things about our language I would never have imagined, and opening my mind to new ideas about our world, uni truly has taught me so much. I often wondered what my life would have looked like without this experience, and I truly think going to university has set me up to be the person I am today, very different to when I left school.
I’m ready to tackle the ‘real world’ when I get out of my education bubble in May and I’m so excited. I’ll be properly moving out of my parents house and officially in with my Boyfriend, even though I was throughout the summer. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a job in time for when I leave university, and start my career…fingers crossed. That thought, of living with my Boyfriend and cats again in May is what’s keeping me going through these tough months and I’m so excited to be finished with uni. But I know I have to make the most of my time here, because I’ll never be back again, and it’s going so quickly.
University, although one of the most stressful and difficult things I’ve ever done, has definitely been one of the most beneficial things I’ve ever done. So if anyone is reading this and undecided on University, I won’t lie and say it’s all drinking and fun and no work, because it is hard, but it is the best thing you’ll ever do. And to people who may be reading this in the first and second years, cherish every moment, because the time goes by too quickly, and before you know it, it’ll be over.
Love Jaz x