Over the summer I dreaded returning to university. Second year presented me with no module options, lots of frustrating group work and the constant feeling that I was drowning in a sea of troubles. It just wasn’t a great place to be. Alas I survived.
Lucky for you this post IS NOT going to be a rant about how much I regret returning to uni, on the contrary – quite the opposite. Aside from some difficult personal affairs at the moment, I’m really enjoying my return to academia! I’m finding parts of myself that I had forgotten about over the summer and enjoying reclaiming ownership of them.
For the first time at university I had complete choice over my modules (except one but yolo) and I was able to choose the subject of my final year project.. Which as it turns out I feel like I did fantastically! Despite facing seven frighteningly lengthy word-count deadlines by January, I am loving being immersed in the reading of topics that I am actually motivated to learn about!
Right now my days are divided between literature searches on Freud and post-Freud, advanced child development and my pet project – shame and guilt. All of which I will post about in depth at some point. This post however, is more light-hearted and fluffy! On that note – check out my cute new room! Arm chair, double bed WITH A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPER!!! Wow I am living in luxury!! I am delighted beyond measure with that cosy arm chair, it makes my high reading volume much more digestible (and comfortable)! For the first time in forever I don’t have to go to coffee shops for a comfortable place to read in peace! I just lock myself in my room, wrap up in a blanket and read away!
Having said that .. Coffee shops are not entirely off the agenda! After all it is the season for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and who am I to deny myself such a pleasure??
I made a commitment to myself over the summer to ensure that I take breaks from studying and feed my needs for socialisation. While I successfully avoided freshers week, I have sought out social thrills that better support my thriving. I had a great time catching up with my friends the other night (and felt super loved from their support), and some how found myself at a pub with my final year supervisor and some other psychology lectures last night. I’m also attending a creative writing society with a class friend and Thursday nights are being reserved for board games!
I’m also working on a series of short stories and psychology endeavours to post here soon.