I cannot believe that it is already 2018 and that I have lived for almost 21 years on this planet! I feel like it was just yesterday it was 2008; time passes so incredibly quickly.
I remember being in school and thinking “I cannot wait to finish school and go to university and be independent…” but little did I know. It is January of 2018 and I have one more semester left before I finish my degree. This is the year… I graduate from university. No more funds, no more student finance, no more parents paying my rent, food, shopping etc. Time to become independent (for real). Needless to say, this will be a big year for me!
I feel scared and excited all at the same time and even though I know that my family has got my back, this still makes me nervous. I feel like our lives have this clear structure in the first 20-25ish years and then things get REAL really quick. I am not planning on doing a master’s degree so I have a good five months left to decide where I want myself to be in September (after the summer break that I am sure will be much needed) and how I will get there. There are just so many questions that need answers… where will I be living, where will I work, will I be making enough money to pay for bills? And the biggest question of all: will I have a job that makes me happy? With that, I know that beginnings are always hard and I do not expect to find the perfect job as soon as I graduate.
For me, I think that this will be a very interesting journey. Full of emotions, questions, highs, and lows… and hopefully by the end of it I will reach my dream destination (wherever that is). I might have everything figured out by the time I graduate but as of right now I do not know what I want to do. I have ideas but I am not quite sure how they can work out.
I know that there is a place for everyone in this beautiful world so I know I will find my place eventually.
Getting back to reality, we are only half-way through January. Step one is to pass all my assessments of this semester, step two pass my dissertation and the second semester, step three get my degree. Then, I will take it from there. 🙂
Overall, 2017 was an interesting year. It was good I believe but I can barely remember it. One thing I do remember though is that I started my blog in August of 2017 and that is enough to make that year super special for me. I am so excited to continue this journey in 2018 and one of my main goals for this year is to post consistently on my blog (that is after I hand in my dissertation and I get my life back). Keeping up with my blog is not always easy because sometimes I am so busy with uni work that I do not have time for anything else. Other times I get so many ideas but I never get around to posting them and sometimes I write full posts and I struggle to get good pictures. I aim to be a lot more organised this year and create a lot more content for this blog! I see these place as my creative outlet and to many people, this will not make any sense. But this is what it is and maybe that is why I love it so much. I cannot wait to see where my blog will be in August of 2018!!!
Cheers to an exciting (and a tinny bit scary) year full of new beginnings!