Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift is one of my favourite songs at the moment. It’s about wanting to grow up but then when you finally have grown up, you wish you hadn’t. When I was little, my mum used to say that I should live in NeverLand because I didn’t like it when things changed and I didn’t want to grow up. I’m 21 now. It might have taken a while but guess what Mum? I think I’ve finally grown up!
The recruitment test for the job I applied for? I passed it! And last Monday I had my first ever job interview. I was very nervous and I wasn’t sure how the first part went but the second part was amazing. I got to meet some of the service users and talk to them about their experience of the services available and why I wanted to be a healthcare assistant. I was told I’d find out whether or not I had been successful on the Thursday or Friday, so naturally, when my phone rang on Wednesday night, I didn’t expect what I heard. Subject to a few conditions, I had been successful!!!! After a few screamy overexcited phonecalls to family and friends, it finally started to sink in. I have got a job. I’m leaving university in 10 days time and I will have a job to go to when I do leave. If that isn’t exciting, I don’t know what is!!
One of my best friends from uni asked me the other day how I felt about leaving and I have to say, I surprised myself in my response. I finally feel like I’m ready to leave. Of course, I’ll miss all of my friends, especially as many of them will be continuing to study or work in Leicester next year, but I’m looking forward to the challenge that is ahead of me. I know life is about to change and that it might take time to adjust, but I’m ok with that.
Of course, I still have 10 days to go and I intend to make the most of them! I have a couple of friends staying with me this week who have been away on a year abroad as part of their course and we have the Christian Union Summer Ball on Thursday night. The theme this year is Hollywood and I’ve been helping to organise it so I’m excited to see how it turns out. I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly but I’m really looking forward it.
I get the results of my degree next week…I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I’ll let you know how I get on. Right now, I’m off to enjoy the sunshine, before it disappears again!!