Friday, 19 August 2016

Dropping out of University

I like to think of myself as a very positive person. I always try and look on the bright side and appreciate the small things in life that make me happy. This past year has been one of my worst years, I dreaded getting up in the mornings and I just felt pretty crap and miserable. I was constantly stressed out over exams and coursework deadlines and I slowly started to stop seeing my friends. I was not myself at all and this was clear to everyone around me, except me.

Deep down I knew where all the feelings were coming from but I didn’t want to admit it and let myself down but most importantly anyone else down. I had been struggling with university for the majority of the year and although I love all the friends I made there I couldn’t find one other positive thing about the course.

I decided I will not be returning to university and I think it is going to be the best decision I have made. I already feel like myself again and a massive weight has been lifted, I’m not ruling out ever going back to university but for the minute I don’t want to return and that’s okay.

I’m not someone who gives up things lightly either I like to stick things out till the end but I have never ever been so unhappy in my life. My course was awful, tutors wouldn’t turn up and if you read my post about Poland you will know how the other students treated me.

I have realised that there is more to life than just studying and that’s okay! Not everyone will choose the same path in life, there are so many routes to get to the same place, it might take longer but you will still get there if you set your mind too it.

I know this is probably a bit of a rambly post but I thought I would share a life update to let you know where I am at. Life is too short so I’m not going to please others, I am going to start doing things that make me happy and get to be where I want to be regardless of what other people think.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

My summer in pictures so far

Things to do this Summer

The UK weather is extremely unpredictable; we can go from having lovely sunny weather one minute to the next torrential rain! Today I thought I would share some of my top favourite things to do in the summer!

Go Crabbing | this is one of my all time favourite things to do, whether you go with family or friends! It’s such a cheap activity you only need to spent a couple of pound the first time you go then after that all you need is bait! I have honestly never laughed so much and have spent hours crabbing before!

Have a picnic | Pick your favourite place with your favourite people, take some music and nibbles and your set! It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny day and you can go all out or very minimal it’s completely your choice!

Go Explore | I like to get a map of the local area close my eyes and pick a place until I have a spot I have never been before and then just pack some lunch and head out for the day! It’s a great way to find some hidden gems! Why not go with friends to make it even more exciting?

Camping | I have already been camping this year volunteering as a guide leader and it was so much fun! You could even go local to you it doesn’t have to be far and just set up camp for the night, camp songs anyone?

Beach walks | If you are local to a beach it is such a perfect way to spend a summer’s day. Grab some fish and chips and play games on the beach, what could be better?

BBQ’s | Why not be a bit more experimental and try a cardboard box oven? It’s a great way to make cakes outdoors and they taste yummy! Invite over your friends and family and enjoy a chilled night in with music and drinks.

What have you got planned for summer? Leave me a comment and let me know!