So… I’m finished? My degree is over?
Just over two weeks ago I sat my last exam, and in doing so, completed my maths degree. I can’t quite process that fact, even now. Once the initial excitement was over, I didn’t know how to feel. My brain kept telling me I should be revising or something, when in fact, I had nothing left to do.
I moved back into my parent’s house on Monday, which obviously I do every summer, but this time it feels different. I’ve actually unpacked everything, whereas I usually leave it in boxes over the summer, and no notes and textbooks have come home, because I sold and passed them on. I feel all grown up because I’ve started looking at actual flats and houses, not just student lets!
I also went back to work this week, which, again, I do every holiday, but this time felt strange, because it was my only focus. I wasn’t worrying about exams or coursework, I could actually put all my energy into that, and I wasn’t worried about how many hours I was there and losing out on study time. It’s so weird being there because I know that, potentially, I’m in my last few months there, if all goes to plan. I’ve had a great few years there, and when I eventually do move on, I will miss it a bit, especially the team I’ve worked with.
I just feel like something is missing now that my degree is done! So much free time, and I don’t know what to do with it! Primarily, it’ll be filled with full time work before (hopefully) my pgce. Yes, that means uni isn’t really over, but that feels like it’ll be a different part of my life- this phase is nearly over, I’m just waiting for results and graduation.
I’ve also realised I don’t want to give up writing, as blogging has reminded me how much I like writing for pleasure, so I’ve started my own blog, and am writing stories for my nieces and nephews again, which they love. You’re not rid of me yet, though, you’ve got me until graduation! I’ve been doing a bit of freelance writing and editing work too, so have been able to so what I love alongside my actual job, and still earn some cash for it. I was actually offered some of that work because of this blog- result!!
For now, I’m planning a summer adventure around work. I’m hoping to be a bit of a tourist around the uk, and hopefully also go on holiday at the end of the summer if I can afford it. I’ve got my sights set on London, Brighton, Dublin and Edinburgh, then maybe Copenhagen or Barcelona. But first, it’s off to Newquay next weekend with the ULWRFC girls, for one final tournament this year, and a send off for all the girls in their final year.
I’ve been doing a lot of celebration since my exams finished, obviously, it’s not all work and moving, but I’m saving that for another post. For now, it’s back to trying to get my head around this, and making summer plans!
Until next time, all the best,