I have officially completed my 2nd semester at University and what a crazy one it has been. Over the past 3 months I have definitely settled in and found my place in Bournemouth, I couldn’t be happier.
Lets go back to January. When I went back to Bournemouth after having 3 months of for Christmas I found it really difficult. I was missing home, my boyfriend and did not feel settled in my flat or the people around me, although they are my closest friends. After spending so much time with the people I have known for years over the Christmas period, going back to people I have only know for less that 6 months after being apart was a challenge. I was unmotivated to make an effort, with University and to even go out. At the end of January I had another week off, something like a reading week, where again I spent it at home.
Being at home with everyone back at work was extremely depressing. I spent the whole week doing absolutely nothing which gave me the biggest kick up the bum to get myself stuck into University life. I only had around 4/5 months left to enjoy myself and I would hate to leave my first year thinking I had not done enough.
…and that is what I did. I can honestly say I have found my place with every aspect of University life. My balance is right when it comes to the gym, socialising, Uni work and having a boyfriend. Last week I also got a job at a Thai restaurant at the top of town! The past 3 months have been the some of the best times of my life and I feel extremely blessed.
As you know I am studying Communications and Media, which this year is extremely English based rather that the actual production. Doing essays means us students are able to find out our grades less than a month after submitting it, which I love as even before the end of the year I know I am doing well. This Easter half term is about starting revision for my one exam and getting into my blogging. Now that everything at University is great and I have sorted my priorities out it is time for my blog to get up and running.
You will be seeing a lot more of me soon.