I’ve been looking back at some of my old posts and I used to do loads of little updates, which I haven’t done for ages!
It’s nearly the end of my second term of second year at uni now, and it’s hard work! The last few weeks have been particularly hectic, with both Chemistry and Physics lab reports to do, a massive programming assignment and a few tests. The minute everything started to wind down I got ill, as I wrote about last week. I had to take a few days off to recover, and immediately after the work began to pile up again.
I’m also trying hard to write as much as I can for the university newspaper and blog, which I started doing this term. I’m really loving it – it’s so rewarding to spend an afternoon researching and writing, and having something to show for it by the end of one sitting!
I’ve been looking for internships but so far been unsuccessful. I had a lovely day being interviewed in Edinburgh for one placement, but in the end nothing came of it. I’m hoping I can get some more applications in soon. I really don’t want to spend all summer with nothing to do, and it would be great to make some extra money and get some more experience. I’m hoping to do a lot of writing over summer, and maybe some tutoring.
I’m enjoying ringing still, and have got the boyfriend to join too! I’m the master of the society now, which sounds a lot grander than it is. I run the practices and Sunday morning ringing, and sort out things like quarter peals and striking competitions. I’m also organising a tour to Birmingham for the coming summer, which is a big challenge for me.
I’ve had to take some time out from brass band, as my Mondays are just too tiring for me to want to go or enjoy it while I’m there. I’m still in concert band, and we have a concert coming up next week. I have a solo(!) so that’s a bit scary.
I’m looking forward to Easter, just to have time to really go through all my notes and do loads of questions. I’m feeling a lot better about exams this year than I did last year, but I didn’t do fantastically in the January exams so I hope it’s not false confidence. Hopefully I’ll be able to have a bit of a rest, and visit my grandparents and my boyfriend’s family.
That’s about all – it’s been a bit of a bullet point tour but it’s actually been quite interesting for me to go through each aspect of my life and think about what’s new!