Hello everyone. It is in fact Tuesday, and not Wednesday. This week’s blog post has come early! I hope you all have had a wonderful week.
I am in the best mood. I am so excited about my future and all the amazing things I have coming up that I cannot wait to share with you all! I have an all-day exam tomorrow. Yes, all day, from 9 until 23:59! You best believe I won’t be working on it until 11:59 (I need my sleep), but unfortunately, the whole day is completely dedicated to the exam. Hence the early blog post.
Tomorrow is my last ever university assessment! After that, I will be finished! If you read last week’s blog post, you’d already know this. Go and check it out if you need some motivation or ideas to be more productive. The link will be at the end, or you can visit my home page.
This week has been AMAZING. I had one of the best days of my life last Thursday. I got my dissertation grades back and let’s just say I couldn’t have done any better. I will never forget that day. So much hard work and dedication went into that dissertation. I never considered myself as someone who was academic, or ‘book smart’. I never was at school. I always struggled with maths and science. There is a certain irony that I will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science in July. That either suggests that the school system is terrible, or that when you really want something, and work hard to get it, you can achieve anything! I hope it’s the latter, but more probably, it’s a combination of both.
This isn’t the end of the dissertation (there is hopefully some more exciting news to do with that), and it certainly isn’t the end of my academic career. Let us hope that I can go back and do a PhD this year. Now that would be a truly amazing fact. Life is just so exciting right now.
Jacob and I went to St Andrews this week to visit Paperchase and Waterstones and to take a break from the laptops and go and do something nice. Who doesn’t love Paperchase – apart from the fact it is expensive :(. I thought I would treat myself to some planners – I love, love planners and to-do lists. Planning and to-do lists are the number one way that I manage my time and ensure I get everything I need done each week. It is so underestimated for productivity and is incredibly satisfying. I needed a few planners for my upcoming exciting things!
St Andrews is a beautiful village in Fife, home of St Andrews university and popular for its golf. I lived near St Andrews for most of my life (I was very lucky), although do not live anywhere near it now. We thought we would take a drive. I didn’t take the picture below, but for all my followers from outside the UK, this is what it looks like.
Jacob is also finishing his third year of university tomorrow. He is six months older than me but did a year of sports science before switching to Business and marketing three years ago. He still has another year to go! Nevertheless, we are celebrating the completion of my degree and of his third year! We are heading to Tiree to visit Jacob’s family on Saturday. We will be visiting twice this summer. I know we are lucky, especially when it looks like this in the summer! Jacob now works for an organisation on Tiree and is needed to do some work on his family’s property. We are going for just under a week. Stay tuned for more beautiful pictures like this one.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Wish me luck for tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Oh, and have a celebratory apple for me finishing me degree ;).
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