Thursday, 27 November 2014

UNIVERSITY #YEAR 2: HALF YEAR UPDATE

Rainy hair and laughter, laughter is the best medicine after all!


If you've wondered why I've been absent of late, its official. Second year of university is the hardest thing I've ever done. I have never been so stressed, tired and generally bored recently. I'm bored due to lack of free time during the week to do what I want to do. One fortnight I wasn't able to find the effort nor the time to do a clothes wash, its amazing how many outfits my wardrobe held though! However, I have accomplished a lot, and hopefully next term will be more lax, for now heres an update for my second year's, first term. 

[If you do not know I am a Journalism BA Year 2 Undergrad, Student in London]

WORK LOAD: The work load for my second term is overwhelming, at first I was on top of it like never before. But soon it became too much, and as a commuter too I spend 2 hours of my day travelling so I miss them hours too. Its a very busy time and I have many deadlines within days of each other which is quite daunting. Luckily, I've completed everyone and although some weren't perfect or as I'd of liked, I feel proud of myself that I've managed to do something and do the work that is asked of me. All I can suggest for any future year 2 students is, look well ahead for every project or deadline and be prepared for projects well in advance. For instance, one of my projects required interviews, I should of contacted weeks before I did to secure them.

COMMUTING: I commute for university this year as London was too expensive for me to live in. I quite enjoy commuting, however I hate rush hour in the morning. Not getting a seat when you're shattered as hell from a 6am start is not ideal, however, I normally get home for the afternoon or I have afternoon lectures so its swings and roundabouts with my current timetable.

TIME FOR ME: As you can tell, my blog has taken a massive back seat considering the amount I was blogging during the summer. However, I like to give my self some or most of the weekend off at the moment. I know it seems trivial but giving yourself time to chill out, do something enjoyable, see friends or just spend time with my boyfriend or family means the world and takes your mind off the stress. I can't wait for Christmas to say the least.

LAUGH: The picture above is from my video project I had to do which was the biggest stress ever, however, I laugh a lot, and when recording with friends theres always something fun about doing videos as you always create outtakes. I really liked this natural shot too haha, however the point here is the best things in life are to have fun and not take life too seriously. I get stressed over these projects however, I have lots of good things and Christmas to look forward to, so I don't make myself stay up till midnight doing a project, because theres always something else to think about thats a bit more fun! Never let it take over to the point of no fun.


I hope I haven't scared any of you, however, I wish someone told me to take everything in my stride a lot more and plan well well ahead. 

Do any graduates or third years have any tips for my second year be it for term two or exams? 

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