Monday, 14 November 2011

New York, New York

Just a short post to share with you my massive excitement at the fact I go to New York in just over a month. I'm going to write a detailed diary of my week there which I am equally excited about sharing with you! Being in New York the week before Christmas is going to turn me into an eager 8-year-old child once again. I know I haven't been writing all that much lately but I'm currently working on essay I need to do for university, but I just wanted to let you know how inspired I'm feeling about writing again. But yeah that will be all for now, I'll speak soon, hope you're well!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Haven for the weekend

I made a last minute decision to go home this weekend. To spend time with family, catch up on sleep, work and life other than the bubble that is university. I realised that I wasn't keeping in touch with daily life, I wasn't speaking to friends from home, I didn't know what was going on in the world. All I've known, and quite frankly, all I've selfishly cared about over the past seven weeks is university. My main priorities have been making friends and going out and having fun. And yesterday it suddenly hit me...I needed to ground myself again, I needed to break that cycle, because it's simply not possible to live your life like that.

Coming home helps me to find myself again. My mum always says 'you can't burn the candle at both ends' and now, I'm beginning to fully understand what she really means. People say that university is all about finding out who your true self is and starting your real life, but I think it's important to remember to hold on to parts of your life before university. Otherwise you're not really your true self, you're just a different person altogether. And I don't think that's right. To move away to university, and make new friends and see new places is a once in a lifetime experience, but without old friends and family to share that with it's not quite the same. The initial move to university is hard. Nobody knows you as well as your family. And to not have them there is lonely. So when you do become closer to new people, you shouldn't ever forget the others.