It’s been a while.
My last post was quite serious and important to me. It’s been a slightly bumpy ride since and that has led me to neglect this blog – not that it had much substance or routine anyway. But something new has happened. Something which I hope is going to put my life into perspective and help build me up to become the person I want to be. What is this thing that has happened, you ask?
It’s currently heading towards the end of my third week here. That means Freshers’ week(s) is well and truly over (unless you’re the sort of person who regards the whole first year as one long Freshers) and my course is in full swing. I did get on the Law course in the end. I’m really happy about it but slightly concerned that I’m not going to live up to my own expectations. We’ll have to wait and see.
Thus far, university life is suiting me. Unlike some of the people here (or at least, those more vocal about it) I haven’t felt especially homesick. So far, I have spoken to both of my parents over the phone once a week and have exchanged texts with them and other family members over this time so far. As much as I have loved talking to them, I haven’t felt any real sadness or stress about being away from home. Not that I usually do. Normally I don’t notice how much I’ve missed someone until I see them again after a period apart.
As for my flatmates, they’re a good bunch. I don’t seem to get on with the girls quite as much as I might wish, but I think that’s mostly because we’re so different. Generally, I fit in a lot better with the guys in the flat, which perhaps says something more about my personality than anything. We’ve had some good nights out together and will no doubt have many, many more to come. I’ve also joined a few societies: the Law Society (obviously), the Cocktail Society, and the Politics Society. I was hoping to join a sports club, too, but unfortunately I didn’t make it to any of their trial sessions. That can be something for another semester. The societies hold socials and events which I’m really looking forward to. I’ve already got a number lined up over the next few weeks as well as a Christmas Ball and a trip to Budapest for Law Soc. The Politics Society also have a trip to Budapest about a month after the Law Soc trip, and, this might sound bad, – especially because I am a poor student – but I am tempted to go again for that.
I’m also getting involved with lots of extracurricular activities in association with Law, such as competing in mooting and negotiations competitions and volunteering for the Justice Project. I don’t actually find out about whether my application for the Justice Project was successful until sometime next week, I believe. However, my application for work experience over the Christmas break was successful and I will be working in a solicitors firm for the whole second week of January 2018! I couldn’t have got it without the help of my uncle who knows one of the partners at the firm and gave me support sending off my CV. Sometimes it really is who you know, not what you know.
Basically, things are actually okay at the moment and hopefully making a transition for the better.