Another three Sundays have passed without a post again, sorry about that!
I’ve been super busy, so I thought I’d do a life update!
I’ve also kinda done a complete 360 with my life plans again, after getting in to Brighton University in May when I was dead set that I would go there, enjoy uni life, have the full experience! Then I found out I would be able to live in halls, cried multiple times and I was totally against going altogether. But as time went on, and I was still unemployed and getting annoyed at being a potato, I’ve now decided that I shall be starting my Social Science degree in October.
It was a really tough choice though, I was planning on just working a little 9 to 5 in a office and doing the Open University part time again, while saving up to get a mortgage and start my real adult life. Then I remembered how important my education is to me, and realised I would only kick myself in 2 years when my friends are graduating. I probably will be doing that anyway, as I completely messed up last year, and completely wasted it! But, I suppose, mental health is as important as anything else, and I knew that staying in Hastings wasn’t the right route for me at that time. So kindly, after a 400 mile round trip in ridiculous traffic on a beautiful day, for a 45 minute extra interview to convince my course leader, they have let me re-join their university this year, at the campus I wanted to be at all along!
In regards to my living situation, that will be bleak! I’m sure, it’s everyone who wants to go to universities ideal to live in halls, and it would have been mine too; however as I am a returning student (despite being at a completely different campus, and being a first year student over again) I am strictly not allowed in halls unless they have space after they’ve offered everyone else they can find! Bit ridiculous if you ask me, but hey, they didn’t! The other options I had were to stay with a host family; not my idea of a good time, commute; also not a brill idea when I don’t even live in the same country, or find a group to live with; another tricky task.
After a few days of searching, I joined a group of girls, and we were ready to move forward with one house; however in Brighton, this late in the month, all the decent houses are gone or are being snapped up quickly, so we missed out on 3 of the houses we really wanted as some of the girls didn’t have all their money together. Then the houses after that were getting worse and worse; so I ended up being brave and leaving that group! And I’m happy to say that was a wise move, as I joined a different group with 3 other girls and we were all ready right away to progress with whatever house we found that was suitable. Although, again, so late in the month, there really wasn’t anything decent left.
I’m happy to say though, after a very stressful Friday, leaving Wales at 5:30am and returning at 8pm. In that time I had managed to find an extra housemate, and secure the house after waiting around in an agency office for 2 hours! I’m sure I’ll do a post on it after we get the go ahead to move in either mid or late September; it’s in a great central location, which means 2 buses to uni! And there’s going to be heavy building work going on there for the first 2 months of our tenancy, but hey, choices were slim!
Other than that, I’ve not really got much else going on, the house thing really drained me and it hasn’t been the most pleasant of times! Although, I did take full advantage of the Boots sale the other day, and finally get some new skincare! I only really got cheap bits; but they did all have great reviews online! I also bought myself a MacBook Pro, and got rid of my iMac! I got the screen replaced on my phone in Apple too, another hideous day; lets not get started on the poor customer service in that shop! Oh, and I’ve also booked a quick trip to Paris for the 12th – 16th of December! Which I’m sure will be an absolute delight during the festive period; now I just have to get saving for the shopping!
I think thats all with the updates now; over the next few weeks I’ll be packing everything up, buying any essentials I’ll need to take to Brighton with me, and trying to apply for jobs while I’m there; student finance is a joke and rent is expensive! If there’s any other posts you’d like to see, then be sure to let me know! 🙂
See you next week; I promise!