So, I’ve been contemplating picking up my blog properly for a while recently, and I thought that now was the best time to do so, seeing as I have a 3 month summer holiday, and thought it would be a good time to throw myself back into it; and what better way to do so then to let you all know I GOT INTO UNIVERSITY!!! Last week I picked up my college grades, only to find out that I had got a distinction and would be attending university in September, studying Textile Print Design (my childhood passion), and let me tell you, I have never been so happy as I was then. I’ve always worked hard for what I wanted, but I had worked exceptionally hard to get into university. I thought that along with my exciting new adventures, there were a few things within myself that I wanted to change.
Your Mental Health Is Important, Remember That
I’m not ashamed in the slightest to admit that over the past 2 years I have suffered with my mental health (another blog post altogether will be required to explain this), but I often forget when it gets particularly bad to just take a step back from things. Often, when I am suffering quite badly, I shut myself off completely and do not take care of the issue in hand; I need to remember that there are people all around me that I am able to talk to. This is especially important as I am moving about 3 hours from my family, and will need to have the initiative to find someone else to talk to other than my Dad, or Mum, if things get bad.
Keep More Organized
Anyone who knows me will know that I am SO incredibly organized, but occasionally I do let things get on top of me, and I lose sight of my goals. With university looming, I will be bombarded with a heap of work and new deadlines, and I need to make sure that I am keeping on top of this workload, whilst balancing a part time job, social life and a blog now also!
I finished college about a month ago now, a place where I was drawing day in day out, and something that I really miss, is this. I want to get back into the habit of drawing everyday as it is a way for me to just switch off and chill out, which I think is important after a long day.
Say Yes To More
As I previously mentioned, I have suffered with my mental health, and when it was at its worst last year, I don’t even remember leaving my house to meet my friends, I became very shut off, which is something I have only realized recently, therefore I have a lot of social activities I need to catch up on. Something I want to do is to say yes to going out more and not overthinking what going out is going to entail, and to just enjoy my young teenage years!
I’m off to University in September and I have never been so excited for something, than I have this. I’m finally able to get a degree in something that I have been dreaming of since I was 5! Although I am moving about 3 hours away from my hometown, I know my friends and family are only a phone call away. Here’s to new beginnings, and exciting times, I hope you stick with me during my journey throughout university!
All my love,
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