How weird is it doing a reflection of a year post in May? Answer: pretty damn weird. But here we are, a whole nine months (so not quite a year soz) later and I’m finished with my first year of university. There we have it. No longer a freshaaaaa. Okay sorry for that. I’ll be rolling back to Glasgow in September for second year. Uh huh. Second year people. I’m officially 1/4 of my way through university.
I can’t quite believe how quick and crazy the last nine months have been. Undoubtedly, they’ve been some of the best of my life. I’ve met some amazing people, done some really cool things and learnt so much. I think I’ve grown as a person, I’m a lot more confident in my own personality and skills and I’ve learnt to express myself in a way that’s more me. Yes I wear pinafores. Yes I have candles. Yes I really like feta cheese and spring onions. But who cares, this is me? And I’m happy with who I am.
OH MY GOD IT’S ALL OVER. I’m out. Out of Murano. Jeez I’m making it sound like a prison. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster year filled with so many laughs and so many memories, which about 83% have occurred in good ol’ Murano. Ah the place where dreams kind of die but also the place where many dreams are dreamt.
I can’t quite believe I won’t be living in Room 1 of Flat F anymore. It’ll be strange when someone asks where I live I’ll be saying another part of Glasgow instead of Ochil, Murano. Unfortunately the classic “do you live in halls?” won’t be an a-star conversation starter anymore. Damn it. Better start thinking of a few more.
Well what a year, I cannot believe that first year is nearly over. As excited and happy as I am that summer is now on it’s way, I can’t help but feel a little downhearted that I won’t be living 0.23 seconds away from some of my favourite people in the world and that I won’t be living in the little “student bubble”.
Summer brings the real world, and work, and saving up again, so we can do the last year all over again in September, only this time with a little more sophistication and class that comes with us all being older and wiser obviously.
I used to do posts like this waaaaay back when I first started my little blog but then I just kind of stopped. I’m not really sure why. I think my life just got quite boring and I didn’t really have stuff worthy of being included. Woe is me.
I don’t know if my life has got more interesting but I keep watching YouTube videos and reading blog posts about other people’s favourites and all I can think about is “if I was to do one, I would include this, this and this” which has just inspired me to do one. Maybe this will become a monthly thing, maybe it won’t, we’ll see how it goes. I have had so much going in the last month and I have SO much coming up in the next couple months so perhaps this post won’t be me discussing the pros and cons of ITV daytime TV.
Well, in all honesty, I failed miserably at my 18 Before 18 list. Maybe I should do another list before my nineteenth birthday and have better luck next year? I compiled the original 18 Before 18 back in October 2015 and here we are now in March 2016, where I have been 18 for just over a month. And I am loving it.
Strangely, this is not a post I had even planned on writing. I forgot I wrote the first list and as I was stalking myself on Twitter one night whilst watching The Walking Dead (multi-tasking) and I came across my tweet sharing the original post.