Saturday, February 04, 2017

I'm Back At University



After being off from uni for almost 2 months, I went back this week for semester two of my second year. Can I just say, I am honestly shattered? I forgot how tiring it all was. I was only in for three days, Monday, Thursday and Friday but it genuinely felt like I was in every day from 9 am to 5 pm. I hope you all don't mind that I've decided to do a little rant about my first week back at uni. 

On Monday, I started for 11 am which in reality, isn't all that bad. However, I still had to be awake early because I had to leave my house by 9.30 am since my uni is pretty far from home. The session in itself wasn't all that bad. It's a short fiction module, and it looks interesting. I'm pretty much alone without my girls on Monday though since we're only doing two modules together this semester but it's not all that bad since I like being alone. On Mondays, I'm at uni till 5 pm and my gosh, was I tired or what by the time I got home? I couldn't focus on anything, I just spent the night on Netflix!

Then I have a break for Tuesdays and Wednesdays which is alright, but it's awkward to have my two days off in the middle of the week. I would honestly rather have them at the beginning or the end of the week. I'll be honest. I was supposed to do some work but I mainly slept and watched Netflix haha.

On Wednesday evening, I was filling in my planner with all the assignment deadlines. It was a scary task because I realised I have 6 assignments to do this semester, 5 of them being in May like the picture shows and 1 in April. I have an individual presentation to do which is in April. I then have two 4000+ word assignments due, 1500 and 2500-word assignments about work placement and lastly a 750-word dissertation proposal all due in May. The last one is what scared me the most. I have to start preparing for my dissertation. Fuck! The actual word that came out of my mouth. For some odd reason, it had slipped my mind. It's scary, but I'm genuinely excited too!

This is one of my planners! It's a personal-planner, and I have some videos on it on my YouTube channel so click here and here to watch them. Stay tuned for a planner related blog post soon on a new planner I have bought. 

Before I knew it, Thursday rolled around, and it was time for another lecture. Well technically it's a workshop but same thing really. This was the first day I saw my friends after weeks since we were all busy with work and work placement during our break. It was a relaxed lesson, but that might've been because I was with my friends haha.

Today is Friday (well when you're reading this, it's Saturday, but I'm writing this on Friday night) and I had my creative writing module. Unfortunately, Fridays are my only 9 am starts. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a morning person at all, so Fridays are going to be difficult for me for the rest of the semester. It was a nice lesson though because I love the lecturer. He's funny and funny lecturers are nice when you're really tired! I learnt we'll be doing some experimental poetry (ooh, exciting!) and we looked at some poetry and short fiction.

It's the end of the first week, and it honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yes, I am tired, but it's not been bad. Actually, tired is an understatement. As I am writing this, I feel myself drifting off into sleep, that's how tired I am. I feel like as the weeks go on, I might feel differently but I guess that's natural really. I feel excited for this semester, and I can't wait to learn more new things and just enjoy the semester. That's a big thing. I want to enjoy this semester because today my friend Naima mentioned how this time next year, we will be stressed and focusing on our dissertations, so we want to take this semester to obviously work hard but also to enjoy uni life.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this. Are you a student? How's education treating you right now? Let me know in the comments, and I'll talk to you all soon xoxo

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