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Life as a Graduate!

On Thursday, I turned twenty-one and graduated from university!

Leading up to the day I should have been really excited, but I wasn’t. I couldn’t look forward to my birthday because I was so scared about graduation, but now that I have done it, I have realised that I really did have nothing to worry about.

Thursday morning, I woke up and bypassed the fact that it was my birthday. I didn’t want to open any of my cards and presents until I could enjoy it after the ceremony was over. I was a huge bag of nerves, but somehow I managed to keep it under control… Well, until I got my gown!

Once I received my gown and mortar board, reality sunk in. “Wow, I am actually off to graduate”. That was it for me – my anxiety completely took over and I had trouble trying to pull myself together. Where we collected our gowns from and where the ceremony took place, there was roughly a ten minute walk to get there. The whole way there I was trying not to heave whilst my parents were around me, supporting me and reassuring me that I don’t have to go through with it if I’m not up to it.

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Where am I?

I feel so guilty. I feel as though I am constantly apologising lately for not posting, when previously I posted every single day. I am not abandoning my blog or forgetting about you all at all, I promise! It’s just since I have moved home from university, I seem to be constantly busy and by the time I get into bed (which is when I usually do my writing), I am far too tired so grab my book instead.

But I do have reasons for being so quiet the last couple of weeks…

Firstly, since moving home, I have literally had to do a huge spring clean in my bedroom. I have no idea how I have accumulated so much extra stuff in the three years I have been at university.. but I have. I got home, only to realise that I have no space for anything to go once I unpacked, so I have had to go through all of my old belongings and clothes to throw out in order to make more room…. This is a pretty difficult task when you have SO much stuff that you want to keep!

I am so excited right now as well, as I have been really busy with my mobile nail business! I have been running it for a couple of years now, but barely promoted it during the last year due to being so busy with university and life drama’s. But now that I have finished uni, I am able to focus all of my attention on my nail business, and have been able to offer customers something new! Continue reading

I Passed My Degree!

This week I received some really exciting news, therefore I have abandoned my blog a bit due to celebrations taking place… So I apologise about that 🙂

I have passed university and received a 2:1 in my degree!!

I’m seriously so so happy about it. That was my predicted grade anyway, so I am absolutely over the moon that I have made it. It really has been a traumatic couple of years for me, so I am really proud of myself for making it through and getting myself a degree despite the amount of times I have wanted to give up. Continue reading

There Is Never A Right Time To Say Goodbye

So today is basically my last ever day living the “student life”.

These past three years have gone so quickly and I really am so thankful to have had the opportunity to experience university. I have had lots of ups and lots of downs over the last few years, but I think they have all been completely worth it. The downs have given me that little bit more strength and taught me several lessons to learn about life. The whole experience has been one big learning curve.

My bedroom is practically empty now… I hate it. I am spending today and tomorrow blitzing our student house before kissing it goodbye. I lived in student halls for the first two years of university and then moved out to a student flat for the final year. This flat has definitely been my favourite… I really don’t want to leave.

I’m actually trying not to think about the fact that I am leaving, otherwise it gives me a lump in my throat and makes me feel really sick with my anxiety. I was like that last year when moving out of halls too. I wasn’t strong enough to say goodbye to my old flat. I had packed everything before I went home one weekend, and then that was it. I couldn’t face the thought of going back to move my stuff out and say goodbye, so I stayed at home whilst my parents went up to collect all of my belongings and hand my keys in. Continue reading

The End of an Era: I made it!

I am currently feeling on top of the world!!

I have just completed my last ever exam, and have now officially finished university!!

I literally don’t even know what I’m feeling right now. It’s a mixture of sadness, happiness and nerves. I’m feeling so happy with myself for managing to finish my degree, and the relief that followed after today’s exam was wonderful. It felt as though a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel really sad though, because I have spent the last three years here meeting the most amazing people.. and now it’s over. Everybody will be going their own separate ways and this is an end of an era… Which really sucks. It’s also going to be really weird being out of education now after so many years!graduation
And then there’s the nerves – nerves about getting my results back, nerves about graduation and nerves about what I’m going to be doing in my next chapter of life.

But let’s forget about that for now, and spend the next few days relaxing and celebrating! 🙂

When I arrived home after my exam, I didn’t really know what to do, or how to react. For months, my room has just been filled with files, paper and notebooks everywhere! Now, they can all be tidied away. Usually when I get home I think ‘I better start some work now then…’, but today I didn’t need to do that because I have no work to do! What a strange feeling….

I think I’m going to spend the rest of my day catching up reading blog posts, watching a bit of television and reading my book before I start getting ready to go out this evening to celebrate with my course mates.

For those of you who are on your last struggles to the end of term – do not give up. Trust me, the feeling of relief and satisfaction once you finish is the best feeling. All of your hard work will be worth it in the end – Good luck! 🙂

Whilst I’m here, I would also like to say a huge thank you to everybody who took part in my first ‘Sunday Funday Challenge’ yesterday. I honestly didn’t think so many people would take part, and to be honest, I feel as though it was a huge success! I have found so many new blogs and read such amazing and inspiring posts!

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