So I recently moved in to my new university house that I will soon be sharing with three other lovely girls I met in my first year. However, me being so excited to move out and have my independence, I picked up the keys and made myself at home here first. However, with this came the responsibility of sorting the house out and so the absence of an Internet connection for the first week before it had been set up. At first I was hesitant – what would I do with my days without being able to watch Netflix or constantly be on social media? I, as many of us do, rely on the Internet for entertainment and assumed I would be wasting my days away, staring at the ceiling waiting impatiently for my housemates to arrive and the uni semester to begin. In fact, I found the time without Internet so much more productive and I appreciated the happiness I felt doing other things.
Anyone who knows me will know that I am a total Friends addict. So when I saw that there was such thing as Friends Fest and it was coming to OXFORD I could not pass up the opportunity to go. No way. So I invited the lovely Heather of heatherlerrynphotography.com to accompany me as I knew she was as obsessed as I am!
So I have finished my first year at university! I definitely had some ups and downs and things I wished I was prepared for, so I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned already!
It’s finally my 20th birthday in a couple of days time! I have definitely learned a lot in 2 decades of life, through lots of ups and downs and experiences. So here are 20 things I’ve realised so far and need to keep reminding myself of!
I recently worked as a catering and events assistant for a couple of weddings at the most beautiful venue in Oxfordshire. As I am studying event management at university, pretty venues make me very happy. I had been told this was a high end and exclusive wedding location and I couldn’t wait to visit.
A few days ago, I was invited by the lovely Heather from heatherlerrynphotography.com to attend the book launch of Freedom Seeker by Beth Kempton. I had never heard of this book before so I did a little research and it looked amazing!
These days it seems like we have to start planning our futures and exactly what job we want to have so early on in our lives. We are expected to choose the degree we want to study, and so the career we definitely want to have, before some of us have even become adults. And yes, while students are expected to be making huge life decisions, they still have to raise their hand to ask to go to the toilet.
One of my new years resolutions this year was to start saying yes a lot more. I’m too often susceptible to staying in my comfort zone because, well, that’s where I am most comfortable. But I’ve realised that by turning things down, I’m not going to get where I want to be in life. The outcome of using those 3 letters could actually surprise me.
Sometimes, it just the little simple things that happen in our daily lives that make us smile. Sometimes, the happiest moments are the unplanned, unexpected ones.
So Valentines is coming up pretty soon and I know a lot of people, like myself have left preparations till the last minute. I hope I can help all you last minute people!