|Rhys and I on our anniversary weekend!|
Happy New Year! I know, it's a little late. I got back to Lincoln yesterday! New term now, it's my second semester at University! How strange, me and Rhys were saying how fast it seems to be going! It feels like it was only yesterday that I was unpacking all of my things here and saying bye to my parents. Life is good, though. I'm enjoying it here so much, healthy eating (well, trying. The jar of Nutella is tempting, not gonna lie.) But I have decided that this term, I'm going to make sure I do loads of work to the best standard I can. I'll keep up with all of the reading, and make sure I watch Business-related stuff on TV (Every little helps, aha.)
I was taking a walk around the city centre this afternoon, I picked up some new earrings and a ring. As I walked through the campus and into the city, I realised how lovely Lincoln is as a city. I am proud to be studying here. Lincoln will always be special to me now, I've already built up so many memories here! I looked up at the Cathedral and imagined graduating there - wow! That will be a proud moment.
My friends are all enjoying University too, I don't think they can quite believe how fast our first semester went! Rhys (boyfriend) is at York, he's enjoying his course (Social and Political Sciences) at the moment. He's been doing lots of reading for seminars, essay plans, etc. He's working really hard already this term! I visited on 10th-13th January, it was really, really good! I love visiting York, the city is gorgeous, I think that city will hold a place in my heart also. I love visiting also because his house are great! They're all like my second flatmates, I am so lucky! Next, Lewis, who's at Nottingham, seems to be enjoying his course (Neuroscience), he's had exams this January, I think he felt stressed, but I know he'll do well - he always does, he works too hard not too! Then there's Simon, he seems to be enjoying his course. I know he had no exams, but he studies History so he's had a fair few essays from what I've heard! Laura said she's loving Reading University, apparently her course (Biology) is really good and she has made loads of friends, which I'm really happy about! Ashley who's at De Montfort said he's enjoying his course (Business Management and Accounting) also - He's had exams this January too! He said he's found a house now with his Uni friends which is good news! I was glad to see him over the holidays, we had some fun days/nights out! Dee didn't go to Uni as she's getting a job, I've been with her for much of the Christmas break, which was nice because I didn't get to see her for three months! I love going over to see her and her family. We both went for a meal at Zizzi the other night courtesy of my Mum's gift card, it was delicious and free! I will definitely be Skyping them all this term, I like hearing how my home friends are getting on.
It was great seeing my family too, I know they've missed me, I've missed them too. My dogs were all really happy to see me! I felt quite sad leaving them all again, but being back here makes me realise the bigger picture, and it's all worth it. I'll make sure to call them often though, I Skype Nan and Granddad every Wednesday anyway, which is always nice I think.
I managed to get through Breaking Bad, Gossip Girl and currently Desperate Housewives since September 2013, which is definitely an achievement. They were all so good! Definitely up in my favourites, along with Heroes (still number one). I think I'll have to cut down on junk TV this term though, I need to do well if I want to succeed! (Deep, I know.)
Strange thought - writing a blog always makes me think of A Level English Language, we used to analyse them all the time! I've been thinking that the whole time, which has probably influenced my writing style.. I'll be quiet!
I'll update you soon!