The first year as a masters student is in progress! I’m just about ready to finish education and start working full time. I know it sounds crazy but I can’t wait to start paying off my overdraft and having less money worries as I do now (I know they probably won’t completely disappear). However, this year so far has been my favourite of all my time in university.
As much as I love Aberystwyth and the life I had there, Carmarthen has such a different vibe and I’ve experienced university differently. The thing that really makes me happy about Carmarthen is that all of the students on campus are so bloody friendly. Whether you’re drunk or sober, you can make a friend wherever you go. I feel safer than ever and everyone is just in each other’s side which I love!
This year I’ve experienced university in a different way since well, I’m not new to university at all and I’m also single for the first time in a while. I never really thought about how being single can change your outlook and life at uni but having now experienced it, I can definitely see a difference in myself as I’m now more outgoing and lively than I used to be! I love nights out and creating the best memories with my friends.
I’ve also done a few things differently this time around, I started with joining the women’s rugby team and I love it! I never ever joined a sports team in Aberystwyth because I just never felt like they were as welcoming. The girls team in Carmarthen are totally different, so welcoming and really encourage new people and just promote such a diverse range of ladies who are so fun.
Before coming I knew that I needed to work whilst completing this degree so I’ve got myself a job and I’m really enjoying the routine I have throughout the weeks. I’ve actually found it keeps me organised to know when I have lectures, work, rugby, training and then I can make time for uni work and my social life (I don’t really have one, I try though).
I’ll admit, as much as I enjoy having a routine sometimes it can be really overwhelming to constantly be busy. I really only have a Sunday to chill out and do whatever I really want to do. I do find that difficult and I do wish I had the funding to be able to just focus on my masters but unfortunately, I simply cannot do that.
I do struggle to keep a balance between healthy eating, exercising, work, uni work, a social life, a dating life (lol what is that?) and my Family. It’s ever easy to juggle things but right now I have struggled to keep at my diet and continue to lose weight. Im trying my best to maintain the weight that I am but I’m still finding it hard to continue with it.
With love, Beth x