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End of second year

End of second year

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and aren’t too stressed over exams and deadlines.

Luckily for me, all my exams and deadlines have finished!

OMG I can not believe my second year at University College Birmingham has finished! Wow, that’s gone fast… I don’t know why but I feel this year has flown way more than first year did.

My second year at university has been an amazing journey full of tears, laughter and joy! I began blogging and have found a new passion. I moved into a student house which has come with many new experiences. I volunteered for some amazing events giving me the opportunity to meet some incredible people. I won flyer of the year after another amazing cheer season. And I learnt a lot about myself (cringe, I know).

This is going to sound really weird but I do feel I have grown up a bit more now I have completed my second year at university.  I learned more about what it takes to be an adult and deal with a house, car, job and life in general.

At times, especially when seeing my friends in third year graduate, the thought of how quick my university experience has gone scares me a little. If I’m honest, part of me doesn’t want it to end.  I have absolutely loved every second of it and do feel I have learned a lot.  Sometimes, I feel I am not ready to leave the time spent with my friends having a laugh, going out or even just sitting in uni not having to think about the big life decisions yet by telling myself I’ve still got one more year to enjoy all those things.

Fun with the girls

But that’s the thing, I’ve ONLY got one more year of university left to go until I am sent into the real world. A year can sound like a long time, however when I think about how quick both first and second year went, who’s to say the third year won’t go even quicker!

Although the thought of leaving university next year does scare me a little, I am excited to see what the future holds. By going to university I feel I have learned so many new skills and understand more now about the industry I want to work in. Despite being nervous to say goodbye in a year, I am very excited to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I am looking forward to seeing where I will go next and what I will be doing there.

I also feel that the lessons I have learned about myself are something I don’t feel I would have learned elsewhere, and I can’t wait to see where my new life skills will take me. I now have a better understanding of looking after a house, looking after a car and even balancing work and life.

Second year at University College Birmingham has been another great one.  I can’t wait to see what the third and final year will bring!

Jessica x



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