life update

2017, lifestyle, student


Today was meant to be a February favourites post but the piece of paper I planned all of this weeks blog posts on has mysteriously disappeared, I’ve had my first day of BBC work experience and London commuting today, it’s nearly 10pm and I’m absolutely exhausted so I thought I’d just do a little update about what’s going on right now.

Uni right now has been pretty good – by the end of last semester I’d finished with a 1st in one unit and 2:1s in two others, which is a pretty solid start to first year. And so far I’ve technically done two assignments, I’ve submitted one package and I’ve done one TV bulletin which both went really well I think. I’m enjoying uni a lot right now – I’m doing optional units in lifestyle PR and musical journalism and they’re really fun. The music journalism tutor is useless but I’m hoping to be able to make my own way through it without it hindering my grade too much.

Outside of uni, I’m actually really enjoying my job right now too – it’s not a job that I think I could stick with for the rest of my life because it’s just not the kind of job I am training to do, but as uni part-time jobs go I actually love it. The one downside to my work experience placement means I can’t work as much and that sucks but I’m getting really great work experience and hopefully I’ll get way more hours over the summer and I won’t have to get a second job, because I could work 20-25 hours a week at my job and really not mind it.

I’m also really enjoying dance this year – I’m not going to hesitate to say that by the end of the season last year, I hated comps and I was so, so grateful for it all to end but right now, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the past two comps and I’m considering staying on for next year whereas before Christmas I’d have laughed at the thought. I still think there are some fundamental flaws with the ‘society’ as a whole, but the two teams I’m on and the comps I’ve been to have been so much fun and being able to bring my mum and my boyfriend to see me dance with uni for the first time meant an awful lot to me.

Socially, I’m struggling for time and I miss my friends a lot, but it’s a difficult to prioritise friends when we’re all busy with our own uni assignments and commitments. We usually manage to see each other a couple of times a week but we all have other stuff going on. At the moment, it’s mostly me who’s been unavailable and busy but after the next couple of weeks I’ll hopefully have more time.

But right now, most of my time is being consumed by work experience with BBC Three – I had my first day today and it went so well. Everyone in my department is super friendly and want to help me make as much of my work experience as I can and hopefully I made a good first impression. In a weird twisted way, I’m always really enjoying my experience of commuting as well – I know I’m only one day in, but getting on trains really early and navigating the underground at the beginning and end of the day, making my days upwards of about 12 hours but I feel productive and whilst I nearly fell asleep on my way home, I’m awake now and writing a blog post and I didn’t forget to get off at my stop and that’s the important bit.

This post ended up being much longer that my favourites post would have been but this was a nice easy post to write and I feel better now. I hope your week gets off to a good start, give me a little life update in the comments!

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx


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