This morning I had a real case of the Monday Blues. Today not only marks the end of my 4 month long summer holiday, but it also marks the first day of my last year at university. This morning was a difficult time to get out of the duvet and if I am honest, I decided to write this post to prolong my time wrapped in this warm burrito of feathers. For those of you who don’t know, I am going into my last year studying History and whilst I completely love my course and have absolutely no regrets, starting back this term is bittersweet. I am excited to get back into a routine and start my new modules which I think I am going to love, but at the same time, it feels like university has gone by so quick and I am not quite ready for it to end just yet. University is the perfect place to get all the perks of being an adult, moving out, staying out late and just generally doing all the fun things that you want to do, but it is also a bubble, away from the real world of adulthood, tax and employment. I envy all you first and second years… make sure you don’t waste the incredible excuse university is for not having your life together yet.
The second reason these Monday blues hurt so much is also probably mainly due to the fact I have been on holiday for pretty much 4 months. Only rarely have I had the need to set an alarm and most of my days have been spent relaxing and hanging out with friends and spending time on the internet. I have not had the need for any kind of daily planner and only ever used the calendar on my phone to add socialising activities to each day. This summer has been filled with a lot of swimming, both in the luxurious Mediterranean and in the very similar Brighton beach… Only one turned my entire body blue and made me worry I would never feel my toes again, you have one guess!! A lot has changed this summer and I definitely feel I have grown as a person and have a much better idea of what I want to be doing and what I need to do to get there. Last year I was actually pretty good at keeping to weekly blog posts whilst at uni because I worked it into my weekly schedule, making sure I had enough time to write each week and I am making a promise to do the same this year.
But I am determined to kick these Monday blues to the side and see this as the start of a new chapter. WOAh that sounded cheesy, but I am running with it. There is always a little space for some cheesy comments on this blog right?? There is definitely something refreshing about a new start, you feel as if you can change anything. A bit like the new year, although my resolutions never really go to plan, so let’s hope I can do better now. This blog will be my creative outlet whilst I am neck deep in dissertation research and there will probably be more times than one where I will be writing the new post at the back of my lecture theatre. But wish me luck for this next year, and I hope to show off all my hard work with a graduation cap and gown next summer… Fingers crossed… So for now I will swing myself out of the duvet, set both feet on the floor and start my year off right, with a glass of wine and a donut. I’M KIDDING.