Monday, 5 March 2018

Life Update | Illness & Masters Degrees

Can someone please explain to me how it’s somehow the third month of the year already?! I feel like I’ve only just got to grips with the fact that it’s 2018, never mind march. Time needs to slow down please.
The days and months have all seemed to blur into one long stretch for me since the start of the year. I started off January with my second batch of deadlines for this academic year, followed by immediately getting ill with some sort of cold/flu. I had just over a week of complete freedom towards the end of January, with all of my deadlines completed and lectures for second semester having not yet started, so of course it was this week that my body decided to give up on me and make me too ill to do any of the things I had planned! From then on I had a chest infection, another cold, and finally tonsillitis, all over the course of one month. Needless to say February wasn’t a fun month for me!

Luckily, my body now seems to be back to full health and the last few weeks have been spent focusing on three brand new university modules and my last ever semester in education! I feel like I talk so much about university on this blog but that is literally all that my life is right now and I'm one of those people that absolutely loves being in education so hey, I'm making the most before it's all over!
I’ve actually been spending a lot of time recently researching masters degrees. I always thought I would never do a masters degree because in my eyes masters were only really for people who knew exactly what career route they were heading down and needed to complete a masters in order to that. I took English at university because it was my best subject and also the subject that I loved the most, but I still have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do with it. I’m also not putting any pressure on myself to decide what I’m going to do after I graduate because I want to take some time to finally relax, do a bit of travel, maybe do a bit of volunteer work, and just give myself a break. That being said though, I have been feeling a pull recently towards pursuing a career in mental health. I’ve always known that I wanted to do something that involved helping other people, but it wasn’t until having my own struggles with mental health that I realised I wanted to help others who might be going through the same thing. So those are the kind of masters degrees I’ve been researching!
Given that I’ve done an English degree as opposed to a Psychology degree it’s definitely going to be more difficult for me to head down that career route if I choose to, but I’m really enjoying the idea of completing a masters and working towards a set goal. I’ve no idea if in one months time I’ll still want to pursue further education and this specific career, so I’m not stressing over making a decision, but that’s currently where my mind is.

I feel like this post is pretty much just a brain dump of all the things running through my mind right now so hopefully this wasn’t too random. I do love doing these update posts, I feel like I’m updating a friend who I haven’t seen in a long time. Hopefully it won’t be too long until the next one!

What have you been up to recently?



  1. Oh no! That sucks that you were sick so much!! I don't understand how it's March either!! Crazy!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    1. Honestly these last few months have just disappeared for me! xxx

  2. It sounds like you have had so much on your plate recently! I'm glad you are feeling better!

    Danielle xx

    1. It's been hectic to say the least! Thank you! xxx

  3. Oh no! I recently had the flu and was legit sleeping for 3 days. It was the worst! Couldn't keep my eyes open. I also feel like this year is flying by, crazy!


  4. Oh no! I hate colds and this year is FLYING by. The third month of the year? How has this happened?????
    Such a lovely blog-post x

    1. I honestly do not know it's going so quickly! Thank you :) xxx

  5. I'm so happy you feel better now!


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