After what feels like an absolute age, I am all settled back in Brighton and life is near perfect. I thought I’d write a little post to preserve this blissful moment in time; so let’s catch up.
Below I have attached pictures of my room, and whilst it is the smallest one in the house, my view more than makes up for that. My window – adorned with a myriad of IKEA plants – looks over the South Downs and various other houses. If I’m feeling naughty I sit on the roof outside my room and do some reading if I find the time.
After one of our housemates initially dropped out for undisclosed reasons, only to finalise doing so in April just weeks before we finished university for the year in early May, searching for a replacement was genuinely one of the most stressful things I’ve ever had to do. I commend all my housemates for their hard work and perseverance; two weeks before we moved in we finally signed the new housing contract. Our replacement couldn’t be lovelier – and although we’ve not had the chance to spend masses of time together, I couldn’t feel happier with my group of flatmates; it feels a million miles away from the isolation I felt last year.
As the mug would suggest, I am beyond thrilled to be finally studying a proper English degree. My work load has definitely increased since last year – thus far only in terms of quantity that I am reading – but my course is pretty much everything I wanted from an English degree. After a year of yearning to be on the correct course I am finally there and it is wonderful.
My only qualm with my return to university thus far is attempting to balance work, my degree and socialising – I’m somehow attempting to work twenty hours a weekend which is quite frankly exhausting. The concept that my loan doesn’t cover my rent this year is also a very daunting notion – but budgeting and comprising are tasks that I guess come with the responsibility of adulthood.
I feel like all bases have been covered in regards to my return to university – life is pretty much pure bliss since being reunited with my friends/adoptive family and cannot wait to see what this very exciting year has to bring.