So here we go! I’m about to start my third and final year at university.
I hate to say the very common thing of “omg you won’t believe how fast time goes” but it’s scarily accurate. I managed to survive the dreaded first year of unexciting halls, antisocial flatmates (myself included), very minimal friends, joined no societies, got my heart broken but i still was able to pass into second year.
Second year dragged on forever. Honestly it was a tough year academically with loads more placement and essays and exams that actually counted towards my degree. I managed to join some societies and made some more friends. My summer placement wasn’t the best but after having just over 2 months off I was begging to be back at uni to start again.
Third time lucky? This time round i’m determined to get fully stuck into all aspects of uni while i have the chance. So last chance to join all the societies ive wanted to try (hello running and psychology), properly focus on my university work and begin to plan my future job/career. I’m excited to start my dissertation on a topic i find interesting.
I’ve already signed myself up for extracurricular student positions to help build my confidence and portfolio which i’m quite proud of.
I recently finished reading Melanie Murphys “If Only” in which the main character gets glimpses into the possible future she could’ve had if she can made different decisions in life. The main lesson i learnt from it is that as much as we can think ourselves to death with “what ifs” it’s important to remember that as good as hindsight is at making future choices it is also more valuable to accept the things you can’t change.
So even if I could’ve made more friends and worked harder at uni in the early stages I’m still not going to fret over it and let it consume me with worry when I keep trying to make connections and get a good grade and graduate from univerisity!
Good luck to anyone else in their third year or just in uni or just for any changes you might be making in your life!!!
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”