Saturday, 25 June 2016

University - the end

I did it, guys. I've completed a three year undergraduate degree in BA (Hons) Journalism and Creative Writing. Hand on heart, I didn't think I'd make it to the end. I know that sounds dramatic but there have been so many times when I've felt like I'm not good enough, not strong enough or not clever enough to do this. But I have - I proved myself wrong.

I've learnt so much, so so much - practical things like how to use InDesign and what the different proofreading marks mean, how to wash as many clothes as possible at one time and how to budget (sort of). But more importantly I've learnt so much about myself: how to cope with stress, how amazing it is to have a good support system around you and how to be a good friend. I've learnt how to put myself first when I need to, how to manage my time wisely (again, sort of) and how to be happy. I've travelled to some amazing places as part of my course, and I've found inspiration in the smallest and biggest things.

There have been bad times - failed relationships, friendship fall outs and mismatched socks. Depression, mild anxiety, living off Pot Noodles. Living in the same pair of pyjama bottoms for four days straight, bad grades, a lot of tears. But it's made me a stronger person, and I wouldn't change my university experience for the world.

I have met some of the most amazing, kind hearted, intelligent and talented people ever; I've had tutors who have gone above and beyond what I expected, and I have friends for life who I treasure more than anything. I've written things I never thought I could, made things I could never have imagined, been more successful than I could have hoped. Chester has become a city that's firmly lodged in my heart, and (fingers crossed) I'll be back next year to start a masters degree.

And I am damn proud.


  1. Congratulations! Finishing is always bittersweet but it sounds like you hopefully have a good plan for next year.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

  2. Couldn't have said it better myself xxx