Gaaaah! Somehow it’s suddenly 2018, and I’m in my final three months of university. Where did the time go!?
Yesterday marked the first day of Trimester B for us at Glasgow Caledonian, and the thought’s making me emosh. I definitely don’t feel like I should be graduating this summer! First year seems like a lifetime ago, but I’m still in denial about no longer being a 17 year old Fresher. I honestly wish I could just go back to 2014 and do it all again. I’ve heard so many other people talk about how they can’t wait to leave academia and move on, but to say I’ve adored my time as a student would be an understatement.
University has 100% been the best decision I’ve made. I know so many people believe that it isn’t a necessity – and it isn’t, of course – but having the opportunity to move from my little sheltered island home to the big city, go from a secondary school of 200 to a university of 15,000, meet new people and throw myself into opportunities I’d never have undertaken otherwise and finally find my voice… it sounds incredibly dramatic, but it’s honestly changed so many things for me. I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE 🙁
I’m also really split on what the heck I’m going to do after May. It’s all anyone’s been asking me recently! I wish I could say I have a plan and know exactly what I want to do, but as time ticks on I realise that’s pretty far from the truth. My degree is quite generic and so I’m not limited in choices, but I just don’t want to rush into a career I’m not happy with. Maybe I’m thinking too much into it? I feel like I’m considering every career aspiration I’ve had from the age of five all of a sudden!
The next three months are going to be incredibly hectic, between writing my dissertation, cheerleading competitions and just general university coursework. I’m really hoping it won’t mean that I’ll end up neglecting the blog, but it may end up having to take a back seat at times. In the meantime, I’ve written about my university experience and the things I’ve learned along the way on here previously. If anyone else is in the same boat, or is looking into applying for university, it might provide some insight from my point of view!