Hello my loves,
I officially finished my first year at university!
You may remember this post from last year where I announed that I was starting a degree – I basically explained everything in that post as to why I was doing it, what I’d be studying etc. so I won’t repeat it all here but basically, it was something I’d been considering for a long time because since leaving school and going into full-time work, the educational side of me had always felt unfulfilled and I wanted something to occupy my brain. Call me crazy but I actually wanted to study and learn and write essays etc. because that’s something I enjoy doing – it makes me feel productive – but me being me I was umming and ahhing over it for a couple of years before I actually decided to take the plunge, because I was always too nervous and thought it was a big commitment and what if it went wrong and yada yada. Welcome to my brain.
It’s very strange now to know that I had that thought process for a couple of years, actually (eventually) took the plunge, and now I’m sat here all this time later saying that I completed my first year.
I’m very proud of myself. If you’d told me all that time ago that I’d be sat here now having finished my first year and it went really well and I didn’t die, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Back in my original post I said I was doing a psychology degree in order to teach English abroad as a foreign language. I realise now that I didn’t specify what type of psychology degree I was doing so – I’m doing a degree in child psychology. There are many routes I can take with this, I might go into the psychology field itself, I might teach, I might teach English abroad etc. – I’ll probably teach abroad first and then do the more permanent stuff later, it depends how I feel at the end and what path I feel is most suitable at the time. I really enjoyed my first year and I’m so proud of myself because not to sound arrogant but I did so well, I got distinctions in everything and considering that’s my first taste of university and I essentially didn’t ask for any help, I feel like I can give myself a huge pat on the back. I know first year is the easiest and that it only gets harder and more serious from here, but I’m really looking forward to starting my second year and studying my new modules – they sound so interesting and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I love the fact I can tailor my modules to suit me, so I can study the things that I find most interesting. I love education ???? I wanna be Einstein clever. That’s my goal in life, I wanna be so clever that my brain is so big my head can’t even contain it.
Okay maybe not, but you get the idea.
So yes, I feel like I had the idea for this post with more intention of writing things but I’m not sure what else to say and I wanted to post this little follow-up just as a record for myself and you guys. I’ve said it before but one of my favourite things about blogging is essentially getting to document my life – all of my thoughts and feelings – like a diary, and being able to look back on them in years to come. It’s all about believing in yourself and believing that you are good enough and you can do these things, As I mentioned in this post, it’s all about challenging yourself, it’s all about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone because that’s truly when and where your life begins.
Taking this step for me may not sound like much but it was a huge challenge for me like I said – something that I would almost do every year but then never actually feel brave enough to, but this time I just went ahead and did it. I didn’t overthink it, I just pressed all the buttons and enrolled and now here we are, and it was fine and it was great and nothing went wrong and I did it all with flying colours and now I believe in myself just that little bit more.
You can do anything you put your mind to and I believe you’re all capable of doing amazing things – we can all change the world one step at a time. I hope that if you’re at uni / college / whatever you may be doing everything went well for you this year too. We got this 💫✨
All my love,