Monday, September 08, 2014

A message to you

Life can often get tough and throw so many things in your path
But when you get to a certain point you can stop and examine the aftermath
What you once saw as something bad can change in an instant to something better
And that is exactly what I want to tell you in this letter

No one lives forever, that is one thing we can be sure on
Your life will go by in a flicker and doesn't last particularly long
So say yes to opportunities as much as you can before it’s too late
Just try not to get yourself in such a state
That might end you in in some dodgy place or somewhere you don’t know
I've learned it’s always better to have a friend with you to go
To places and cities that never sleep
And create memories that you will never delete
To dance the night away and let things get mad
Personally, I don’t think that sounds too bad

Fall hopelessly in love and be completely reckless
Be happy and smile, and remember not to get jealous
Of people or things because it’s really not worth it
Just enjoy your life and revel in every single bit
Deal with your thoughts and things that cause you trouble
Be sure to allow some time for if you get in a muddle

Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way
Of something that you want to do, it’s your life at the end of the day
Friends will come and go as much as they please
But it will be your family who will never leave
Be stupid and make ridiculous decisions
Be open not only to praises but also to criticisms

Do things for you and not for anyone else
They don’t have to live your life, only yourself
Don’t take shit from anyone and be true to you
And don’t be afraid to try anything new
Do things that scare you and don’t be afraid to cry
Don’t be afraid to say hello, but always be prepared for goodbye

Stand alone and stand together
And find the one who will be there forever
The one who stays with you no matter what may happen
That’s what life is all about, or so I imagine.


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

What it's REALLY like going to university

Before you leave you're freaking out, on the way there you're freaking out, and when you finally get there you're still freaking out. It all seems an endless circle of freaking out, calming down, and freaking out again. 

Don't panic.

Moving away to a new city for the first time is an unnerving experience for anyone, especially when you're moving in with a group of people you've never met before, but you have to tolerate for the next year. 

You have these expectations that you never know whether your university will meet, let alone thinking about the fact you have to make a whole new bunch of friends and leave your old ones at home.

Let me tell you now; it's not that bad!

University, although it may be a scary experience at first, will be the best few years of your life. 

You will make lifelong friends in the strangest of situations, do things you never thought you would be doing, slave away over essays, but have some of the best times of you life - even if you don't always remember them all!

Uni is a time to make those silly mistakes, fall hopelessly in love, be completely reckless, and get absolutely trollied as much as you like. 

But at the same time, please remember that it's not all play - you do actually have to do some work! 

University assignments are different from those in A Levels or GCSE's etc. You won't have anyone kicking you up the arse to hand it in on time, no one will be there to tell you what to do, and you won't get constantly pointed in the right direction.

Uni is for establishing your independence and finding out who you are as a person. But it is also about doing a lot of hard work to get to where you want to be in life.

It's not all a walk in the park.

You chose to go to university to get yourself in a good position for a great job in a few years time - well, that's what you're meant to be doing!

The next 3 or so years will be one long slog of hard work, tears, and tantrums; but also of laughs, spontaneous nights out, and perfectly formed friendships.

So if you're panicking about leaving home and moving to go to university, you really shouldn't be!

Live for the moment and enjoy every opportunity that is thrown at you.

Submerge yourself in the university lifestyle, say "yes" to anything that might better you, and manage your time and you will never go wrong!