So. I don’t know how many of you read my last piece. I mean the last time I posted was 2 years ago.
A lot has changed since then.
So you know how I didn’t apply to come to University so soon? Well guess where I am! I got my A Level results last Summer and that day was just insane. The emotional atmosphere was too much to take in. In the end, however, I spoke to a Careers Advisor from the College Sixth Form.
Strangely, she encouraged me to apply through clearing, she helped me to make the decision to scrap my ‘Gap Year Plan’. Or at least put it on pause for now, she told me that getting back into education after a year out would be an unlikely move to make after travelling for a year and that I should focus on getting my Degree first.
I wasn’t completely sold at this point, but then thought why not at least enquire seeing as she went to all that trouble of explaining it all to me.
So I phoned a few Universities, expecting them to decline such a late request… but all 3 that I asked accepted me. I wanted to study English Literature and Sociology, but not many Universities offered that. And so I decided on English and Creative Writing instead, as it was something I was torn between anyway. Also, the perk there was that my degree incorporates Sociology into the Critical Analysis sector (regarding Literature), so that was a win!
THEN I had to pick a place of study. I always wanted to move to Nottingham, but due to the rash decision, I decided to stay in my home-town. That way, the transition wouldn’t be as big and also, if I had decided to drop-out, it wouldn’t have been too complicated to deal with.
All these decisions were made in late August. I decided the future of my higher education in the space of a few days. I have to admit that it was an extremely stressful and draining process, as I hadn’t prepared myself for it at all, I thought I had a year to sort my life out. You may think this was crazy, and in fairness it was. But now I feel it was the best decision I have ever made.
So yeah, that’s me for now.
Maybe I’ll write again, fairly soon. =)
– Pria x
P.S – This doesn’t mean my travelling plan has totally been scrapped, it’s just postponed. It is still, most definitely something I wish to do, so we’ll wait on that too! =)