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Everything happens for a reason

Everything happens for a reason

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the flurries of snow.  This week I thought I would chat to you about 2018 so far and in particular look at my life over the past month.

Not everything in life goes to plan.  Although at the start of the year, you may have had an idea of how you would like the year to go and things you would like to do, that doesn’t always happen.  As you will know from my previous blog post “New Year’s Resolutions” I was one of those people who had high hopes for 2018 and had many things I wanted to do.  Unfortunately, I have realised over the past month especially, sometimes things can go wrong.

February was a hard month for me.  In the space of 28 days I had a car crash (so had to buy a new car getting rid of my holiday savings), had a bit of a breakdown over uni work, ended up in A and E after an allergic reaction, lost a family member very suddenly to cancer and to top it all off, I lost my job.  What started out as “one of those days” soon led to me saying “what more could go wrong?” and every week it felt as if the world found something.

Those of you who know me well know I don’t like to be a negative person.  But during this month, I felt myself becoming that negative nelly as I struggled to find the positive things in life.  It got to the point where I got in my car, drove home and I felt I didn’t want to come back.

2018 was meant to be THE year!  I was going to live a happier and healthier lifestyle where I would excel both at uni and within my new job.  The shock of it all crashing down in one month hit hard and I did have a breakdown to my family after making the bad decision to try and drink my troubles away – don’t do it, it wasn’t fun!

After letting it all out, and getting a pep talk from my family, I soon realised this could be a good thing. I began to see the positives and things have started to turn around. With March soon approaching, I could start a fresh and focus on doing the things I wanted to do: live a happier, healthier life and focus on me.  I can now go on holiday over summer – which I can’t wait for!  And I can see my sister before she goes off to America for the summer. I found out this week I got a first in the exam I sat over Christmas.  This made me realise I can now focus more on uni work preventing having another breakdown.

I also learnt that I have a lot to look forward to:  I have cheerleading competitions in both Manchester and Telford, I am volunteering at the IAAF World Championships and I am excited to see more of my family and frieinds.

I don’t want to make this a negative post.  I simply want to be real about my uni experience. If you take anything from this blog post, I want it to be this:

Sometimes life gets tough – trust me I know!  At the time, it may be hard to see the positives, but things can only go up! Try and look to the future, even if it is simple things such as I can now eat healthier, I can now see friends more or I can now have more lie-ins!

Although you may not be able to see it at first:

“Everything happens for a reason.  Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together.”- Marilyn Monroe

Jessica x

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