back to the grind (for the last time)…
I can’t believe I’m sat here writing this post. People say university goes by quickly, but I didn’t think it’d go by this quickly. It feels like just yesterday I was getting ready to head off, having no idea what to expect. Well, I say head off, I mean get in my car and make the 20 minute drive for my first day haha. Still, same principle right?! I remember being so worried that I wouldn’t make any friends as I wasn’t living in halls, but I really didn’t have anything to worry about as I now have a lovely group of gals to hang out with.
So how do I feel about entering my final year in education? Well, I’m pretty happy about it actually. I was adamant throughout school/college that I wouldn’t go to university, I didn’t see the point and I was so done with academia (especially essay writing). But I guess when it came to choosing what to do next, I was a bit stuck. I looked at the photography course at my local uni and fell in love and decided, ahh why not?! Do I regret going? Not at all. Am I ready to leave? Absolutely. Its a lovely university, I love the people I’ve befriended but it’s the work itself I just can’t hack. Critical writing isn’t my forte and I certainly won’t miss it once its over. I feel as though I’m ready to get out into the real world now, maybe set up my own business…who knows, the world is my oyster right?
But until then, I have a dissertation and two projects to contend with. The dissertation is of course the part I’m dreading most, although luckily its only 8,000 words opposed to 10,000. Like I say, critical writing isn’t my thing but I don’t really have a choice but to get through it. I can see a stressful few months ahead, although I’ve promised myself not to get too worked up because ya know, thats no fun. I’m somewhat looking forward to the practical projects though, I really want to try my best with them both as they’ll be the last I ever do – ahh! I have a few ideas so we shall see, I’m ready to get going with it again after 4 months off!
I know this next year isn’t going to be easy, but I’m ready for it. Since this is the last year I’ll have in education, I want to try my best and come out with a result I’m happy with, thats the main goal. Plus, I’m excited to look for a graduation dress…is it too early to be saying that?
How did you find your last year of university?