I have slightly neglected my ‘blog’ the past couple of months as I’ve been mega busy trying to find the time to actually sit down & blog something ‘worth reading’ (I say worth reading lightly). As I’ve been working near enough full-time lately, as well as recently starting to volunteer as an Appropriate Adult with a company called Open Road. This company is a leading provider of drug and alcohol services in Essex, delivering services to help individuals & families to recover from the harmful impact of drugs and alcohol. This doesn’t leave much time to ‘chill’ and write (finding a perfect work/volunteer/life balance may be a working progress for a while) but for now. Here we go: Road to Graduation
Everything started three years ago when I decided to attend the University of Lincoln to study Criminology. It was never easy, i can honestly say I had my ‘moments’ or for a better word, meltdowns when I just wanted to give up and go home. Living away from family & friends for the first time is never an easy thing. However I was lucky enough to meet some of the most amazing people I feel I will ever meet. The university experience for me has improved my life in so many ways it’s hard to know where to to even start. Before my university journey I was a shy girl who hated standing out in a crowd & just wanted to blend in but fast forward three years, taking every challenge that University life chucked my way, i feel as though i can say i am a confident young woman, who has moved half way across the country to a new town, with new people and new job prospects. They say ‘life begins at the end of your comfort zone’ and I can certainly vouch for that.
After 3 loooooong years of studying Criminology at the University of Lincoln, the 6th of September marked the day in which all the blood (maybe not actual blood), sweat and tears and when I say tears, I mean an ocean full came to a head. I want to share with you one of the most proud moments of my life. It was such a special day filled with love and support from all my family and friends. Thank you to my best friends (you know who you are) that even though we don’t live in the same city anymore, we always have each other’s back and I feel like that will never change.
It’s so hard to process that I am now a part of the ‘real world’. It feels great because it’s done but it’s weird that I have to start doing as the adults do, so any fresh graduates out there who have same feeling as me?