OMG I have done it… I have completed 3 years at university!
I cannot believe it is over. The last three years have been such an amazing experience. I have met some incredible people, tried new things and learnt lots.
I have been on a cheerleading team and enjoyed every second of it as I got to have fun with people and I love travelling, not just to different competitions in the UK but also going to another country without my parents when going on tour.
I have learnt a great deal about the events industry, business and management while at UCB. I hope one day I will get to put these lessons into practice. I have also learnt a lot about myself as I became more independent and older.
I have met some incredible people both at university and at work/volunteering jobs.
This past week has been filled with many emotions. Since my last hand-in date I have felt joy and relief as I look back on all I have achieved and what I have done during the past 3 years. I have felt sadness at the thought of leaving my life in Birmingham, saying goodbye to friends and in some ways life as a student. I am also quite anxious and if I’m honest, I don’t know why. This could be the fear of the unknown and what the future holds as I leave the safety blanket of student life. Where sometimes I have felt stupid for feeling all of these emotions instead of just being happy, I also believe it is normal to feel this mix as I prepare to go into the real world.
So, if you are finishing uni and feel a crazy mix of feelings, it’s okay. Not everyone knows exactly what they want to do or has something lined up in their field of study. But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. And just because you are moving home and away from your friends, it doesn’t mean that’s it. You can still text, call and even arrange visits. Just because you have finished uni, it doesn’t mean you will stop learning. I believe in the idea that you can learn something new every day whether it be something big or small.
Goodbye student life, hello new chapter.