You’re probably wondering where the regular updates about my life have gone. If you’re not then tough, I’m going to tell you anyway!
|This is now the truth|
So I am back at uni and have been since October. It’s going well at the moment but the work load is intense. There are always so many things to be doing! It was nice last year as once it got to 5pm I could go home and not think about much till the next morning at 9am but now it’s 24/7. Because of this kind of workload it means that when work is due you have to work regardless of time or social convention. People think students are up all hours because they are all alcoholics and lazy but the truth of it is that we just have work to do and no time to sleep! You have to binge on sleep when you can get it because you don’t know when the next time will be! Biologically this is rubbish for your body.
|I agree with Woody's expression|
But working on the principle “work hard, play hard” there have been some good nights out too! The student’s union gets in some good bands so I’ve seen Tinchy Strider and Sam and the Womp as well as excellent dressing up nights such as Harry Potter night and most recently cartoon night. Going out makes me realise how far I have come since I started uni though. There are freshers wandering round born in 94! And the difference is startling. I would like to think I wasn’t that naive and stupid when I was a fresher but I suspect I was. At least this way it shows progress?
|Its hard to take job finding advice from someone who never left uni|
Another thing that is scary is all the careers stuff going on. There are emails almost daily advertising seminars, talks and workshops designed to get you a job. It seems that if you don’t have a job or more education lined up my Christmas you may as well not bother and wait another year before applying. It’s daunting. I have been applying to jobs and PhDs and anything that looked interesting and I was capable of doing, (and some that I’m not, but worth a shot?) I’m just hoping someone likes the look of me. Also it looks like I’m staying in the UK (or at least Europe) for a while too as I can’t apply for funding in Australia because im “international” (pfft same queen) and being self-supporting is not viable for me at the moment and I don’t think I have the skills to get in without being sponsored.
Oh my one fun extra thing I let myself take this year is pole dancing! There is a SPORTS club (for any of you thinking I’m taking slut lessons, no, it’s a sport) where I have lessons and I’m starting to get good at it now! It takes a lot of strength and a lot of bruises! My flatmates are amazed each week at the new array of bruises I come home with. I’m really enjoying it though.
And that’s about it for my life at the moment. I settled into my new flat well and thankfully have brilliant flatmates who I’m not sure how I got through 3 years without knowing!
Also, over 30,000 hits now! Thanks for your support and a shout out to the 400 new Canadians that found my blog this month!