That’s That

This week (this Thursday to be exact) is finally my last day at college! After doing two years of sixth form and a year at college doing the complete wrong course for me, I found the one that was right and now I am about to finish that too.

A couple of days ago I got my final grade for the course I had been studying — Print-Based Media/Creative Media Production/Journalism — it has so many names that I have lost count, but the point is that I was very pleased with the grade I received.

I have proven to myself that I really can succeed if the challenge is within something that I am passionate about. As a person that always dreads the day I get educational results, I was positively shocked and I could feel the majority of my stress dissolving into the atmosphere around me.

Although I still have to wait until one result, this has certainly been a weight off and this grade has shown me that I did do the right thing in deciding to procrastinate in college for a further two years. I have used this time to figure my shit stuff out and then realise that University actually was a possibility for me.

Hitting slow-mo on going to University truly was a great decision for me because I have used the time that I would have been at University to get the ‘I’ve just turned 18, let’s go clubbing ALL THE  TIME’ behaviour out of the way and I will be going into this with a little more maturity and understanding of myself. Yes, I will still go out and drink, but it’ll be much more responsibly as I prefer a chilled evening with friends at the pub than clubbing until stupid o’clock anyway.

Stress will always exist because there is no way of me avoiding absolutely everything that stresses me out, but I am going to handle it in the best way possible and just stay positive about everything as much as I can.

For anyone out there that has absolutely no idea what they want to do with their life or their career; I can assure you that I have been there and everybody has their own timeline. Don’t jump into anything if you’re not ready and do things on your own terms, find yourself and everything else will fall into place.

You, reader, just peeked into my brain.

see you next time!

XOXO

Hannah.

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The decision is final.

Today I went to the De Montfort University open day and if I wasn’t sure before, I am now.

Walking around felt far from daunting, it felt as if I were already home. The buildings are spectacular, the facilities are top notch and the atmosphere was great, I just wanted to soak up every last bit of it.

In order to see if I had made the right course choices I visited the talks for both of them.

The Journalism talk really sold me and when visiting the Creative Writing course it felt as if it were made for me. I could see myself studying here, I could even imagine the type of work that I could see myself doing there.

There is a perfect balance of academic and recreational activities, societies to suit my personal preferences and others that will better my performance as a student.

The city is everything that I could have imagined and so much more, the entire place suits my personality and not only could I see myself studying here, but I could see myself living here afterwards.

I know where I am meant to be and I know that DMU is for me!

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Cross everything for me please and hope that I get in!

I love you all,

XOXO

Hannah.