Hey Lovelies! I know it’s been a few weeks since I last posted, but honestly I think I needed some time away from life to recuperate after exams, but I’m back and ready to deliver some much-needed content.
These last few months of university have been pretty hard-core, so many deadlines and exams. Let’s just say my life has felt quite chaotic and I’m so ready for some downtime. As much as I want to say I’m one of those people who can put their heads down and work for hours without getting distracted, I’m not. Even though I know I shouldn’t let myself procrastinate but sometimes when. I’m feeling quite stressed I can’t seem to stop procrastinating. However, over the course of this revision/exam period, I definitely found a good balance between taking breaks and revising that worked well for me, knowing exactly when to stop and take a break or when I needed to push myself and get work done.
I can officially say second year is OVER! WTF?! I cannot fathom how quickly this year has just passed by, honestly it feels like I just got back from the Christmas holidays. It’s crazy to think that I have only one year left of uni before I have to face the big scary world (ARGHH!).
Hand on my heart, so far, second year has been my favourite year! So much so, that if I was given the chance to relive it all, I would. Looking back at the year, I can honestly say that it was one to remember, so many happy memories with both my friends and family. But more than that, academically, even though I found it challenging, it was also so interesting and it made me fall in love with psychology all over again.
I remember being told, constantly, that first year was going to be an amazing one, that it would be one to remember. Even though, I did enjoy first year, I wouldn’t say that I loved it or that it met my expectations or the one’s other people had placed upon it, personally second year was everything I wanted first year to be and more.
It is important you don’t feel pressured to do things you’re not comfortable with and don’t feel ashamed or worried about not enjoying first year like everyone else because it’s not going to be the same for everyone. It may be the case, that like me, that you prefer living in a smaller house with your friends than sharing a small kitchen with 10 other people and that the chaos of first year just isn’t something you enjoy. What I’m trying to say is that you don’t need to feel pressured to love first year and that adjusting to living away from home and being more independent may not happen overnight, it’s a process and you just have to go with it.
When people ask me why I love second year so much, I honestly cannot pinpoint one specific reason which justifies why I’ve loved it so much, in fact, I feel like it’s a myriad of things that have really made it a year to remember. Just to name a few:
- Finding the time to see my friends from back home, something I struggled to do during first year and I’m so glad I did this year. Being able to see them more during this year and to be there for those important moments is definitely something I’m so glad I got a chance to do.
- Monthly traditions with my housemates, if that’s going out for dinner or going to the theatre, I think it’s important to find time to do things that you usually won’t do and give yourself a proper treat. And to top it all off, making memories with your besties!
- Concerts! What else is there to say, other than there was lots this year.
- Finding the balance between going home and staying at Uni, it might sound odd, but during first year I found it hard to stay at Uni for longer than I had to. I don’t know if that’s because I didn’t enjoy halls or if I was missing home. But this year, I think because I’ve enjoyed the Uni experience more, I didn’t find myself missing home as often and now it feels like a treat when I get to go home, I find myself looking forward to going back and forth between my two homes. And yes, I do see them both as homes, something I didn’t say at all during first year.
It has been such a crazy year, full of amazing memories and some very stressful moments but what a year it has been. I’m so grateful for all the amazing people in my life and all the wonderful memories I have made this year. I cannot stop smiling! Thank you to everyone who has made this year for me and I can’t wait to do it all again with all of you.
After how amazing this year has been, I’m so excited for next year and well a bit nervous, it’s going to be tough and I’m probably going to have a few meltdowns but I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me. I hope you enjoyed reading this week’s post and if you have any questions about university life or living in London just send me a message. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you again next week.
Love Sharuni xx
//31st May 2019//
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