Hi again guys! I am back home from university and I thought that it would now be a good time to look back on first year. The night before I left uni, me and all the girls decided to talk about our highlights and lowlights of the year. Of course this ended in us all crying as it is hard to believe that we are no longer “Freshers”. Anyone who has been/ is at university will understand this pain.
First year has truly been the most remarkable year of my life. This time last year, I refused to believe that I could be living in the most beautiful county with the finest beaches in England. But that is what happened! Over the past year, I have met some of the most amazing people. People who I never would have imagined I could be friends with. I only met these people in September, that is only 9 months ago, some I didn’t even meet until January. Despite not knowing them for long, I couldn’t imagine my life without them and even spending 3 months away from them over summer will be hard!
My highlight of first year has to be spending my days on the beach, cliff jumping with the girls. I know this isn’t a typical response but I am terrified of the sea. This time last year, I wouldn’t even so much as paddle. But now I am cliff jumping!? Insane! Just spending time with the girls either by the beach or on the benches outside of our flats. These precious moments cannot be forgotten.
Of course my lowlight of first year would have to be Snowball. This was our Christmas Ball, the best night of the year. Well not for me. I spent my night with the paramedics, strapped to a wheelchair. It turns out 3 bottles of wine, plus shots, do not go down well. However, I have not got in that state since!
First year truly does change your life entirely. As a child, I always saw myself becoming a teacher. Now, I am training to become a journalist. I absolutely love my course and would not change it for the world! Even though first year does involve degree work, it is more about learning who you are. Moving away from home can be the hardest experience, but it also allows you freedom to determine who you truly are. That is what first year has done me and I would not change a single second of it!
I am now so excited to go back in September and really crack down with my degree. I am super excited to study Children’s Literature in the English part of my degree and the Magazine Industry in journalism! First year has certainly been life changing and I have loved every minute!
Thanks for reading guys! 🙂