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A Little Catch Up

So recently I’ve felt like I’ve been up and down with blogging. Today I just felt like writing a post about what I’ve been up to recently and what’s been on my mind. I’ve decided to not overthink posts as much and not worry about how often I post or what I post and just write whatever I feel like writing. I feel like things have been quite hectic recently but now I’ve finished my exams, I’m in need of a bit of a reflection.

A little bit about university…

The End of Second Year

So I’m back home and finished my second year at uni, it’s been a demanding year some modules I struggled with a lot compared to others. Exam season felt pretty tough this time around as the modules covered a whole lot of content and I’m just glad it’s over. Second year was definitely tougher than first but I’m happy with how it went overall.

One of the best moments of the year workwise was getting a A+ on my Developmental Psychology essay. I usually just do okay in assignments and get like a C or B, I tend to struggle a lot with essay writing and do better in exams. I’m relieved I did well on this assignment as my dissertation next year will be developmental based, which will be worth a third of my degree.
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Moving on to Third Year

I honestly can’t believe that next year may be my last year at uni. Unless I decide to do an international experience year, which I’m considering. I picked my modules and dissertation and was luckily enough to get my first choice for everything, which I was so happy about. In third year we only do four modules across the year (two each semester) along side our dissertation. In the first semester I’ll be doing Evolutionary Psychology and The Psychology of Addictive Behaviours and in the second I’ll be doing Counselling Skills and an Introduction to Mindfulness Based Approaches. This is the first time I’ll be doing modules that I actually got to pick, so I’m really excited to just be doing things I’ve chosen to do. As I mentioned before my dissertation is a developmental research project.

A little bit about personal stuff…

Not Nineteen Forever

So I turned 20 on the 20th of May. This year I realised that only once in a lifetime does your age match up with the day of your birth, which I guess is kind of cool. It’s weird not to be able to call myself a teenager anymore and I keep on forgetting I’m 20. I honestly don’t feel any different, apart form the fact I did start naturally waking up earlier about a week before my birthday which I’m sure is possibly completely unrelated. So yeah, I’ve existed for two decades so well done me.

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My Last Long Summer

So I’ve realised this will be my kind of last long summer as after uni you’ll never get so long of a holiday again. I’m still not 100% sure how I’m going to spend it I was accepted on to a internship program but they couldn’t find any employers in my area. So that has unfortunately made it difficult to make plans. However, I now have a family holiday booked and I am booking one with my friends too. So things are looking up!

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I’m going to try to really make the most of this summer. I’m going to try to focus on doing creative stuff and maybe try to find an art class. As well as continuing photography and scrapbooking. I would also like to maybe find a Penpal too. Last year I focused on driving and ended up failing my test. I’m still not sure If I’ll do it this summer or not, I’m kind of still shook from my last test.

Self Improvement

I don’t really like the term ‘self-improvement’ it kind of feel it implies somethings wrong with you that needs fixing but it fits well with what I’m talking about. The biggest thing is I’d like to try to improve my fitness. I am going to see about going to physiotherapy, so they can recommend exercise that would be right for me. I want to try to better take care of my health and well-being overall. I want to be able to start third year in a really positive place mentally and physically.

I’d love to hear about what you’ve been up to so if you feel like it comment something you’ve been up to or looking forward to. I realise this posts kind of long, so thanks if you made it to the end!

-Ella xxx

6 thoughts on “A Little Catch Up”

  1. Nice write up. Congrats on great marks, & good luck in your 3rd year. Have a great time on your vacations too.
    I’m seeing my surgeon next week to be added to the list for my 2nd hip replacement, & my husband is waiting for surgery to replace his defibrillator/pacemaker implant……so our time away from home will be in hospitals……hahahaha.

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    1. Thank you, I hope you can have nice summer despite the surgeries. I hope everything goes smoothly and wish you both all the best

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      1. I can understand why you wouldn’t be a fan of summer if there’s a risk of wildfires! I hope you’re not affected again

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      2. You & me both, but our summers are getting hotter, drier, & this year is shaping up to be worse than last year……sigh…..
        We already had a fire behind us across the highway, & we watched the planes flying over from our back windows. Lucky they got it before it got too large. Several more are burning in the province, totalling over 200 so far.

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