Monday, 16 September 2013

2013

Haven't written a blog post in over a year and I am actually disappointed in myself. However I'm here now so let's BLOG. 

2013 has been a very special year I think, I completed my final year at college where I gained three A levels which ultimately led me to gaining a place at Cardiff University! It's funny because my last blog post was written on the 21st of September 2012 where I spoke about applying to universities through UCAS, and on the 21st September 2013 (the Saturday coming) I will be moving to Wales! I don't know if that's somewhat ironic? I think I'll pretend it is because it makes this post sound a bit more exciting... maybe? Cardiff is a beautiful capital city and I'm excited  but the whole process of moving away from my family is daunting. It is only a 2 hour and half hour journey in the car from home but I can't help but feel as though I'm moving to Australia and that I'll never see my family again! 

 In July, I, along with four of my friends flew to a Crete, a Greek island. Despite the lack of sleep we all had an amazing time! A week after returning home I went on holiday with my family to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. The political unrest in the Middle Eastern country had no profound effect on the area that is best known for its spectacularly bountiful marine life. After witnessing the views underwater of the coral reef and its inhabitants, I was amazed at how beautiful it all looked! I think seeing Dory from Finding Nemo was the most exciting moment... 

I've met some of the loveliest people this year and it's strange to think that most people are all separating and leaving for different cities and for some, entirely different countries! When I first started college I didn't enjoy it in the slightest, however after meeting new people and making new friends it's crazy how spending time with the people you love makes such a tremendous difference. 
I had difficulty choosing which sixth form college to go to to begin with and after spending a few weeks at Barton I began to think I made the wrong choice. Today, I'm so happy with the decision I made and I do genuinely believe that most things happen for a reason because upon reflection, if I had given up at any point and done things differently,  I wouldn't be where I am now with the memories of some of the best days with the best people.