A Little Life Update

I've been awfully quiet over here for a few weeks so I thought I'd write a little update about what's been going on with me lately. I can finally sit down and focus on my blog again, because this morning I handed in all my final essays for my Masters. Well... there's still the small matter of my dissertation left to deal with, but all the work for my other modules is done. When I started the Spring term in February, I felt so overwhelmed by all the work that I needed to do. I knew that before the end of May I needed to write an annotated bibliography and an essay for my film module, and complete 100 hours on a work placement, compile a portfolio, write a reflective essay, and do a research essay for another module. It felt impossible. But I've done it, and I'm so proud of myself. I think it's ok for me to say that. I don't want to stand up on a stage shouting about my achievements, but I'm allowing myself a pat on the back for managing to get all the work done.

Now that I've finished my taught modules at university, I'm going to be moving home from Sheffield. I'm sad to be leaving behind the city that's become home over the past five years, and all the people I've met here, but it will be so nice to be closer to my family and friends. The big task for the next few weeks is to move out of my little flat, and reluctantly unpin all my posters from the walls and box up my belongings. Living alone for the past two years has been a valuable experience and I've dealt with the inevitable loneliness, but also thoroughly enjoyed having my own space.

All in all, I am feeling the happiest I have for a while. The relief at having my essays finished is immense and it will be so nice to have everything in one place, rather than split between home and university. I can't believe I'm finally coming to the end of education after about twenty years. I've also had some very exciting news about a new job, but I'll talk about that another day. Things right now are very good, which always makes me panic and wait for things to go wrong, because that's the way I am. I'm going to try and enjoy this feeling though, instead of worrying about how long it will last.

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