It’s been a minute since I last posted something on here, but now that I’m somewhat settled back into Brighton living, I thought it was time to update you on what’s been going on.
So I’ve been back at uni for two weeks now, and it has been non-stop. By that I mean the first draft of my dissertation was due on Friday and the hustle to get that done was real.
Honestly, at first, it felt super strange to be back. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I dreaded coming back, but I definitely lost the excitement that usually occurs when starting a new year. There were so many things that were going to be different coming back. Many of my friends graduated in summer, I was moving into a new house with girls I didn’t really know (but that’s ok cos they’re pretty great), and Rich and I had to go back to doing long-distance after spending the summer almost glued to each other’s side.
If you read my post called “What am I even doing?”, you’d know I was having a hard time coming to terms that I still had an entire year left of being a student and not yet finding my place in the world. So going into my “fourth” year, there was just this overwhelming feeling of “I cannot be bothered anymore”.
However, at the last minute, I decided to not let that get me down. I wanted to make this year the year that I really made things count. So here are a few of the new things that I’ve decided to adopt this year.
I decided that you can never be done making new friends, so for the first time in all my university years, I decided to join a society. It was something that I had put off doing because I knew nobody would want to join this specific one and I was scared to go by myself. However, this year I thought “screw it” and took myself off to join the music society.
I’ve also gone and got myself a marketing internship at a web agency. I decided that whilst studying abroad was great and learnt/gained a lot from it, I didn’t feel as though I was prepared enough for the world of work than I would’ve liked. At university you can learn loads of things “on paper”, but this year I felt it would be better if I gained more experience and actually put the things that I’ve learned into practice.
I’ve also joined the gym (better late than never) because I thought it would be a good way to decrease some stress I may feel whilst trying to balance a real-life job, final year, friends, family, grad schemes applications, music society and blogging. 🙂
There are definitely worst places I could spend my year, other than in Brighton and more importantly, by the sea. So right now, I guess you could say I’m feeling a lot more positive in this life update than the other one.
I’m also going to try and post more on here when I can. I’m hoping to make it more Brighton/student life focused as the Italy posts are truly r.i.p over.