Hi guys, I’m attempting to resurrect this blog (as I have done many times already). I find it so difficult to find time to write on here but I’m really going to make an effort to make this a more regular thing. In this post, I want to talk about how I personally save money as a student. I know these tips won’t work for everyone, but this is what I do and its helped me massively in my first year at university.
For the past 17 years I have lived in a tiny little village (with about 30 houses) in the middle of nowhere. As you may know if you have read some of the other posts on my blog, I recently moved to university in Exeter. If you know Exeter, you’ll know its not exactly a massive city, we’re relatively near Dartmoor and the coast but the university itself (and my accommodation) is much more urban than what I am used to. I think its one of the things I’ve found hardest about moving to university actually, missing the countryside and all that comes with it. So, this is going to be somewhat of a wistful blog post (as I’m counting down the days to my Easter holiday and heading home) where I talk about what I miss about the countryside.
On the 17th of September I stuffed all my worldly possessions into bags, slammed the boot of the car and drove six hours away from where I have lived for the past sixteen years of my life to move in with strangers.
Long time no post. Things have been pretty hectic with the end of school fast approaching and exams looming their ugly heads. Seeing as this is all my life is about at the moment, I feel like it’s an appropriate time to have a chat about it.
I think one of the key things I think about when I think about leaving school is my friends. These past two years, having moved school, I’ve made so many new friends that despite only having known two years I am incredibly close with. But I also have a few friends that I’ve known for almost 9 years, some I’ve known for 7 and some for less. And whilst I do love all of my friends, of course, honestly, I’m fed up of them.
As I briefly mentioned in my last post, I recently did my AS levels and to be honest my grades were not what I had expected.
So I haven’t posted for a while and I thought I should maybe get back into it again, as I must admit I’ve missed it somewhat. I don’t really have an excuse as to why I haven’t posted anything, I guess I could blame my exams and what not but they’ve been over for a long time now.
I guess I ought to just make a few updates. So, I did my AS levels and I’m about to move into my last year at school before university. I’m going to do a whole post about my results and my experience of this first year I think, so look forward to that in the near future.
I’ve also been on holiday, I went to Cape Verde for two weeks, which again I may do a whole post on my experiences of the country and just what happened on my holiday. (Spoiler: my brother dislocated his jaw twice)
On top of all that I’ve also been writing my EPQ which, for anyone who doesn’t know, is basically a 5000 word essay on anything I want it to be on, which in my case is gender presentation in The Monk by Lewis. I promise it’s more interesting than it sounds, if anyone wants to me talk about that please comment, I’ve really enjoyed the research and planning and everything so I’d love to write about it more.
Anyway, that’s about all from me. I’m going to try really hard to get back into posting again as soon as I can, thank you all for bearing with me.
In today’s world, we base our opinions of ourselves on what other people say about us. We don’t like to admit this fact, it makes us seem shallow and far too easily manipulated, but despite this we know it’s true. The features I like most about myself are the ones that have been complimented by others the most, the insecurities I have are things that others have pointed out to me. Whether we like it or not, our words shape how other people live their lives and this is inescapable.