grab a cuppa + we’ll have a catch up shall we?

And breathe. Well, that was quick? I can’t believe the semester is almost over. Tomorrow I’ll be submitting my final piece of coursework and heading home to the Scottish Borders for a good few weeks of relaxation and chilling the eff out.

I thought I’d have a little catch up with you all because the end of the semester really feels like the end of a small era. And a busy era it has been. But it also seems like I have done absolutely nothing at all for the last 12 weeks?

As I’m typing this up, I’m sitting in my bed at 21.19 watching season three of Downton Abbey and it is amazing but also I’ve very aware that Sybil is about to die at any moment and I just can’t handle that because I adore her. I’m very into Downton Abbey at the moment. And Riverdale. And Criminal Minds.

It’s been a big few weeks for TV to be honest. I’ve got a post in the works about what you should be watching at the moment in case you are need of some suggestions or your Netflix ‘suggested’ feels like Netflix doesn’t even know you at all.

Everyone said the jump between second and third year would be huge – I just assumed it would be like going from standard grades to highers. It is not. It is not like that all. Frankly, it has been horrible. I have enjoyed a couple of my modules but I’ve hated doing the coursework – sometimes I wish I could just learn without being tested.

I’ve studied modules in reformation history in Europe, German reunification in 1989/90 and ancient Greek comedy looking closely at Aristophanes and Menander. It’s been a hoot. I’ve written five essays (tomorrow is my final essay submission), four presentations and one seminar paper. I never thought I’d say this, but I miss having just one exam?

I get so nervous about coursework and forget how to string a sentence together and how to structure essays and it just all feels very overwhelming. I’m very much looking forward to a five week (!!) long break. I will be hoping to do some work at the antiques and I’ll be blogging but having five weeks of no university is like a dream come true.

One thing I am so chuffed with this semester is how I’ve kept up The Monday Project. I’ve done pretty much three posts a week for the most part, I’ve only missed a couple of Little Things when I didn’t have enough things to write or had a busy weekend where I didn’t have time to finish the post on the Sunday. The Scottish Bloggers Collective has been an exciting addition to my little blogging bubble and I really enjoyed the first workshop, I felt I came away learning so much and I can’t wait for more to come next year.

Most of all, I’m excited to relax after this semester. I’m excited to catch up with some people, to see my parents nearly every day and have my little dog in my bed again. I do feel so lucky to be in a position where I am able to attend university but I would urge anyone to think carefully about it. One of the biggest perks is the holidays, oh the holidays.

As excited as I am to leave Glasgow for a little while, I will miss lots of things. I’ll miss my flatmates. I’ll miss cooking for myself. I’ll miss the coffee shops in Woodlands. I’ll miss Starbucks. I’ll miss Kelvingrove Park on a Sunday. I’ll miss my bedroom, as dingy as it is. I’ll miss hearing the church bells from the church on Great Western Road. I’ll miss being a blogger in Glasgow.

Christ, you would think I’m never coming back – it is only five-ish weeks. I’m so excited it is almost December!