Monday, 16 October 2017

Life Update | University And Birthdays

I can’t tell you how nice it is to finally be able to take a minute to myself and sit down to write a blog post. I haven’t uploaded anything for the last few weeks because I’m a completely unorganised person and I didn’t think to get some posts pre-written before the craziness that is my third year at university began. I have felt quite guilty at the fact that I’ve had to neglect this blog, but I keep reminding myself that this is after all just my hobby and that I need to not make myself busier and more stressed than I need to be.
Given that I have been absent for a few weeks, I thought I would take todays post to update you guys on what I’ve been up to!

 As I mentioned, I started my third and final year at university last month and whilst I am absolutely loving it, the workload has definitely been a shock to my system! It’s probably because I’m such a ridiculously slow reader, but I seem to be spending the majority of my waking hours with my head either buried in a textbook or staring at my computer screen, if not attending lectures/making notes/working on assignments etc. Even though I’m moaning about the workload, I am absolutely loving being back at university and every week that goes by fills me with sadness that this is my final year. Every time I think about the idea of graduating with all my friends I become so emotional. It feels like yesterday we were all brand new first years, with our final year being a distant idea that felt so far away, and now I’m in it! When I first started out I would always think about the fact that I would be 23 when I graduated, and it always felt like such a grown up age that now that I’m only a month away from it my brain can’t handle it. I know that this year is going to go by in the blink of an eye so I’m savouring as much of it as I possibly can.

Alongside starting back at university, my social life has all of a sudden been kicked up a notch! I forget, every single year, that so many of my friends and families birthdays fall at the end of September/the beginning of October and I’m never prepared for it. For the last few weeks any spare time that I’ve had has been spent either shopping for birthday presents or out celebrating, and whilst I have had a wonderful time, I’m looking forward to life calming down a bit. I feel like autumn is passing me by at the speed of light and I’m not finding any time to appreciate it so I cannot wait to have a few weekends to myself. I’m desperate to get out on an autumnal walk before all of the leaves have fallen and light my pumpkin spiced candles before halloween has been and gone. I have finally managed to put my autumn bedding on and I have a pumpkin bath bomb ready and waiting for a pamper evening tonight so I do feel like I’m finally starting to enjoy my favourite season. It’s not long until the clocks go back and the cosiness really kicks in and I cannot wait!

I’m not sure if I’ll be back to posting consistently every Monday and Friday over the next few months as November does kick off my first set off deadlines, but I’d like to think I’ll be able to get on top of things so that I won’t be going weeks without posting anything! Whilst this blog is only my hobby, I do absolutely adore it and I’m going to try my hardest to keep it going. Thank you to everyone who sticks around and reads my posts, even if they are all over the place. I appreciate it so much!
xxx


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  1. I know what you mean when you say you feel emotional when you think about graduating, I've had that feeling before. Good luck with everything Samantha, hope you're able to stay on top of things! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. Thank you <3 I'm just trying to make the most of it before it's over! xxx

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  2. Being a third year, I feel like I can relate when you say how busy you are! Just think it will all be so worth it in the end.. x
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know I just keep reminding myself of that! It's a lot of work but I'm actually quite enjoying it! xxx

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  3. Best of luck for your final year! I felt the exact same when I graduated, got so emotional but it is the best feeling ever, to know you have gave a good three years to further your career. Hope you manage on your workload, enjoy each moment because it will fly by!

    http://justmejaydee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to enjoy as much of it as I can! <3 xxx

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  4. I've enjoyed reading your life update, Samantha! Be sure to enjoy your last year at uni (funny, I just wrote a blog post on my years at uni: https://acozyspace.com/home/2017/10/9/omfam8kdcmghzp3vka8fp5ntuim99i) and savour the beautiful Autumn season :)

    -Lor
    acozyspace.com

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  5. Starting anything full time can be difficult and it does take time to adjust. Try not to get upset and see it as a new chapter in your life :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  6. I can remember my final year at university, it was so much work. Just keep remembering that it is all worth it in the end!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. It's so intense but I'm loving it! I don't want it to end <3 xxx

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  7. Oh i know right, everyone just seems to have their birthdays in september and october!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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