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Life Update: End of Uni, Bongo Bingo, Holiday Plans & Breakfasting

9 May 2016

Hi, hello, sorry I've been off the radar/not completely into my blogging recently. Welcome to all my new followers though, thank you for being here with me today and let's hope you don't get bored (only boring people get bored, remember.) I've written a chatty post for you all today because, well, I have an exam tomorrow and why revise when you can not revise, am I right?

All in all, I guess I'm feeling pretty happy. In fact, I think I'm the happiest I've been in a long time which is really weird considering I have a ton of exams and assignments due that I'm probably seriously underprepared for. The main thing is that I'm busy and that's exactly what I want to be. I also don't see the point in ruining my last weeks at University by being in a really grumpy mood and luckily, all my housemates seem to be the same so on a whole, we're feeling pretty chilled.

1. My final classes at University are OVER

I have now officially finished all my University classes!!! I know I should probably be sad and yeah, I kind of am but boy am I glad that I'm one step closer to being out of University forever. The past four years really have been a 'rollercoaster' (cringe) and as is always the case, I feel like I've made a ton of new friends on my course in the very last few months, just as I'm about to leave. I swear, it always happens like that.

2. Bongo Bingo was an absolute hoot

On the first week that I was back in Leeds I was forced to celebrate two birthdays. It was really difficult because I don't like celebrations, or people, or going out. Ha. Ha. Ha. I fricking love birthdays and any excuse to have a fun night out so I was in my element. We went to this thing called Bongo Bingo which is basically Bingo for young'uns, located in a club with ridiculous prizes (a garden gnome, Buzz and Woody dolls) and not so ridiculous prizes (money, alcohol) and it was just great. We may have bought a few too many bottles of Prosecco and the night may have escalated rather rapidly, but I have absolutely no regrets.

3. Currently working towards the title of Breakfast Queen

Last week, someone told me to 'keep up the great work on Instagram' and that really went to my head and did wonderful things for my already inflated ego. Ever since I've been waking up at 7am I've been struggling to fill myself up at breakfast and usually end up starving in the library by 9am. By making myself a big fancy meal I can successfully waste time, while filling my stomach with lots of carbs, ready to start the day.

4. Headed back home for the weekend

Unfortunately, we had a bit of sad news over the Easter Holidays which, although expected, was still upsetting for my family and my Mum in particular. My Gran had been ill for a while and she was on her last legs, but she was also 96 and I think that's a blooming fantastic age and I sincerely hope I have her genes. So I hopped on a train and headed home for the weekend to attend her funeral and wake. It was actually a lovely day, emotional of course but also quite eye-opening. I found out how much she loved travel (like me), how much she loved eating out (like me) and how many languages she spoke (too many to count). She was independent throughout her whole life, never marrying and instead, living on her own. I've always seen myself as being with someone but when I realise that there are a lot of people who live their whole life being independent, it makes me think.

5. Made then un-made some holiday plans

After spending the past year complaining about how no one will go travelling with me, along with toying with the idea of solo travel, my friend Kati finally told me she wanted to come along. Then, one minute I was emailing Imii for Bali ideas and tips, and the next minute the dates had all gone wrong and we couldn't go anywhere remotely far away because it would be high season and peak times. I am a bit gutted as I still feel like a little ant in this big old world, but we're considering other options now so I should still get my holiday. We want somewhere in Europe, or at least somewhere that's not too expensive in July/August time, and we're not considering an 'adventure' type holiday. I'm talking White Water Rafting, Paragliding, Hiking, Kayaking.


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