Close to Christmas!!!
Well that’s it for now! My course modules for this year are completed, now I have two weeks before break-up to do with as I wish. I won’t be putting my feet up just yet, expect a lot of blog posts, the Cabinet’s next batch of items and work on my on-going side projects! There is also my Add-vantage plan to finish (which will be done soon enough!). It’s been a hectic few months finding my feet, and getting stuck into University work and life, which has been stressful at times, but I have enjoyed it nonetheless so far…
It’s been a while since I have done one of these, so… What have I learned thus far?
- Lists are essential, especially when you are doing a little more than the course alone.
- Will power, mainly when it comes to getting up in the mornings (or more importantly going to sleep earlier) is a necessity, fight your natural teenage body clock and get to bed around 10pm or earlier, you will wake up easy and with more energy for the day!
- Fruit and soup are a good thing to implement into your student diet, you feel so much fresher, and healthier from just a little bit of vitamin supplement. The fast food and booze will catch up with you!
- Experiment when you cook, you’d be surprised how tasty the results are, most of the time anyway…
- keep yourself busy with something extra to do on the side, you’d be surprised what it can do for your work ethic
- If ever you get a good idea, for anything at all (work, things to do, stuff to cook) write it down, when things are hectic you’ll forget them, and regret it later.
- When looking for houses and property, do not be afraid to snap up a deal quick, if it suits your personal criteria and is affordable, and available, DON’T WAIT! If you leave it a week, or even a few days to think about it you will undoubtedly miss out of that offer.
- Call home when you can. As I have said before you will realise how much you miss your family and friends when you have time to breathe.
- Keep a rational head on you when it comes to expenditure, keep records of what you spend and owe, and you will find yourself in a much easier and albeit a much safer financial year.
- A little bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone now and again! Just don’t go over the top.
- Try the local pubs, clubs and eating spots: get a feel for your surroundings.
- When you are doing your coursework, essays, assignments or revision NEVER leave it to last minute because you may realise it will take longer than you realised, and you will.
- Make plenty of friends whilst in halls, because you could well find the perfect people to live with the next year.
- If you have a problem with someone you are living with, make it known to them earlier rather than later. Don’t let it build up to the point where you dread coming back and risk exploding at your flat-mates. Trust me on that one.
- Make your room more home-like, style it like your own room if you like, or fill it with things you like. For example, my room is choc full of posters on ever wall, a tonne of cds and dvds, and I have brought personal affects from home, from the favourite mug to my xbox, to favourite books to cymbals (or any instrument you may play). Things like this make the environment a lot more familiar!
That’s all for now!
Expect fresh updates later today…