Who loves chocolate? I know I definitely do. So when Fairy Bakes Aberdeen - a new home bakery business - approached me of course I was more than willing to give their goodies a try. The main concept of the business is loaded brownies, and when I say loaded I mean covered with tonnes of chocolatey goodness.
Yes you read that title correctly. I am heading back to uni to study a masters degree (who would have thought it). Next month I will be returning to RGU to embark on a new academic journey this time studying MSc Digital Marketing.
I still can’t quite believe I have enrolled to study a masters degree. There was a time when I never even thought I would get into uni never mind be studying a postgrad! Back when I was in 5th year at school and it was getting to that time when everyone was deciding what they wanted to do next I always knew I wanted to go to uni. However, in 5th year I failed every exam. I remember crying to my mum - my uni dreams had been crushed. I still had 6th year to redeem myself but I knew there was no chance of me getting all the entry grades required for uni in one year when I had just done so terribly. Anyway in 6th year I managed to get 2 higher grades I got a B in Art and a C in Biology. This was enough for me to get into college.
So I know I haven’t posted in quite a while and that is totally down to the sheer load of coursework I have been working my way through for uni but at last I feel I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I have just submitted my dissertation - probably the longest document I will ever write in my life - and now I only have one piece of coursework left! My research for my dissertation was based on the phenomenon of the fashion influencer and it was actually really interesting to write.
So I haven’t quite graduated as the title of this post may have suggested (my last coursework assignment is due at the start of May) but as I’m coming to the end of my uni experience I have had time to reflect on the past couple of years and of course think about the future.
I don’t know how I expected to feel as I was finishing uni but no one told me the worries it would bring. When I began to think about graduating I began to panic that I didn't have my whole life planned out. When you imagine graduating you think of feeling relief and joy that coursework and exams are over forever and you imagine you will have some amazing job lined up since you have worked so hard for however many years. But for me this is definitely not the case. I have loved being at uni and I am sad and anxious that it is coming to an end and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels like this. However, slowly but surely I am learning that it is okay not to have your whole life figured out.
Yeah I know I’m late with the whole new year post - but January deadlines were taking over my life! I've only now had time to reflect on 2017 and look to the year ahead.
2017 was a good year and I can’t believe it passed so quickly! Looking ahead at 2018 I’m excited/nervous. The beginning of the 2nd semester of my FINAL year at uni. This semester I will be writing my dissertation and lets just say I’m not looking forward to it. I will also graduate in summer which is exciting yet daunting at the same time! Graduating means I will need to get a proper grown up job and yes I am one of those people who still has no idea what she actually wants to do as a career.