Sunday, 7 January 2018

Where have I Been?

Ok, I know I've been a terrible blogger the last few months. Posts have been far and few between for the past few months and I hate I've let it be near enough 4 months since I last posted. I think I owe an explanation if anyone is still even here!

Just posting this here to share my love for my new jumper. It's the only recent photo I have to even put in a blog post!

As I've talked about before, I started studying A-Levels in 2014, and left in July 2016. I had decided in my second year that I didn't want to go to uni, and instead search for a higher apprenticeship. 1 year of searching for said higher apprenticeship and I was no further forward.Within that year of searching, I definitely started to lose a bit of hope.I often found myself wishing I'd just concentrated and worked a bit harder whilst in 6th form and just went to Uni the first chance I was given.

On a bit of a whim, I applied for an English, History and Law college course about 2 weeks after the course initially started (apparently I didn't stop to think that if I want to study media, I should probably be taking a more creative course... but I'll get on to that in a bit), and attended lessons for about a month. I loved the course. English and History were two of my best subjects when I was at school, so I got used to the course extremely quickly. It's a bit of a weird feeling going back into education after a few years out. I kind of felt a bit lost. Along with the fact that the whole time I was there, apart from 2 days out of the month, I was the only girl in the class. I also started late, so everyone had already made friends before I even started. When I was in 6th form I had a group of friends who I'd sit with on free periods and go for lunch with and on this new course in a new college I sat by myself the whole time.

I got told by another person on that course that there was an art and digital media course which wasn't on the website. Approximately 10 minutes after finding out that information, I went to a tutor and transferred courses. I didn't have to think about it long. I was wanting to take a creative, media based course at uni, and there was a creative, media related course being taught. I don't think I've made a decision so quick before.

I've now been on the art course for about 3 months, and I'm so happy I made that decision. Everyone is friendly and I've settled into that course so much quicker than the other. I have a group of friends I share a table with and go for lunch with. I'm honestly just so much happier where I am now.

So... why exactly haven't I been blogging? There's a mixture of reasons really... one of them being college. All my free time seems to be taken up with assignments. The days I'm not in college, I work. Before Christmas I was on one occasion going 3 weeks of consistent working and college, with not one day off. The days I did have free I became lazy, or wanted to go out somewhere with my free time and blogging, as much as I regret to say, took a backseat.

Well, happy 2018! One of my new years resolutions is to get on top of all my commitments and return to the things I love. To give myself time for myself wether it be time to blog, or to watch a new series, or start reading again. This is another reason why I recently invested in an unlimited card for the cinema, so I can have one day out of my week or a couple of evenings where I can just relax and do whatever I want, be completely up to date on college work as well as maintaining an actual sleep schedule. (I've probably convinced myself this will be way easier than it actually is).

Sorry for the ramble-y post today. I had a lot of things I just wanted to type up which I've wanted to for so long in my absence! I hope to be posting a lot more posts in 2018!


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