Hello 2016 and how nice it is to see you!
So, after what can only be described as the most hectic time of my life, it was time to chill out and head back home to sunny Cornwall for the winter holidays. It’s a great feeling knowing that all the assignments you work ever so hard on are all submitted and being marked and that you have nothing to worry about over the holidays – this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be studying though! After locking up my little room in halls and saying those heartfelt goodbyes to all of my room mates it was finally time to get home.
Christmas had most definitely blossomed in Cornwall and I felt such a sense of relief being at home surrounded by family and friends. Seeing how things have changed since I have been at university was also a weird sensation too… but it also reminded me about how much change has gone on in my life too. It gets to Christmas day and you all know what Christmas is like being back from uni right? The constant questioning from grandparents about your love life and friends, the constant nagging of your parents asking how much of your loan is left and the sheer excitement it is to see your siblings again (whether you want to admit that or not is totally down to you...). This Christmas was one to remember.
Despite all the fun and excitement of Christmas and New Year, there is that rather important element of studying too. My advice to all of you new university students is don’t leave anything until last minute because it will cause unnecessary stress and many sleepless nights, whether you’re in Plymouth or not. Studying at home was surprisingly easier than expected once I had put my mind to it. It’s so beneficial getting ahead on work and assignments as it makes you feel like you have an element of control over your studies.
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year!
That’s it from me for now!