At the beginning of the year I posted my New Years resolutions and I was hoping I would keep to them. I also said I would do updates throughout the year to see how they went, I have done one update already but since I’m about to head away I thought it’s best to do another now and let you all know how I’m failing miserably.
In my last update I said that I had lost weight, had taken up a little bit of exercise and I was doing well. This time round, I’ve put on weight, the only exercise I do is walk but I do it a fair amount and generally I’m unhappy with my body. The end of my degree is near and I’ve spent 2 months stressing and being so overwhelmed with life. When I’m this stressed I’m lucky to have any food at all and if I do it’s never a good option. With that though, my degree is almost over and I’m going to be spending the whole month of May eating healthy and heading to the gym most days. Less stress eating for me!
My social life is non-existent because all I do is work, uni work and sleep. I literally have no life.
However, I’m happy. I’m about to go on a huge adventure. Matt is without fail my biggest supporter, he encourages me to do everything I want and will do everything he can to help. He makes life easier and better.
I feel like I deserve this trip after 3 hard years in university I’m almost done and I can’t believe how well I’ve done and that I’ve even made it.
After this adventure I have to start adulting and let me tell you, I am not happy about that. I’m going to take the year out and decide what I want to do with my life. I’ll get a job and hopefully find my place in the world.
With love, Beth x
I’ve come to a point now when I know its necessary to share with you what’s been going on with my life and what is going to happen. So, if you don’t know already I’ve been studying Childhood Studies in Aberystwyth University for the past 3 years and it’s finally coming to an end. Although I’m sad to see it go as I’ve changed and become a woman I’m proud to be, I’m looking forward to a new challenge and an exciting new path to take (when I decide what that is.. more to come).
After months in fact almost a year of hard work and dedication, my dissertation has finally been completed and submitted. It was a long time coming and for the most part I did enjoy writing it but it wasn’t easy but I’m glad I got to do it. A dissertation isn’t easy at all and people really don’t express how difficult it is to write at all, the stress that comes with it is bizarre and awful and I hated those parts, However, I really enjoyed gathering the data and writing up the statement of results, it was the most enjoyable part (alongside finishing it). For those of you who are currently finishing your second year and preparing to write your dissertation, you will eventually finish it and please remember to enjoy it. This piece of work is a representation of your entire degree and you deserve to enjoy it and embrace it.
With that, my degree is finally over! Three hard years of work, dedication and time. I’ve enjoyed my time in Aberystwyth as a student and I have grown to love and adore my little town and I can definitely see me living here, raising children and having a life. However, for now I know that this is a long shot and I have so much to do within the next few years and I can’t wait to explore this world we have and see what else I can become and achieve.
With that in mind, I’m heading to New York in 1 month. 12th June I’ll be flying to JFK and spending three months in America. I can’t wait to go! I’ll be working at a summer camp for the first few weeks and then spending some time travelling around the country and enjoying the aspects that I may never have to chance of visiting again. I’ll be scheduling posts for the months I’m away but generally I’ll be limited on social media and I’ll respond and upload as often as I can.
Since this is the end, I’ll be back in September ready prepared to write more posts and build my blog. Enjoy your summer! Check out my social media:
With love, Beth x