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First year of university!

Friday, 20 June 2014
This is such a scary post for me to be writing as I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone. I attend Leeds Trinity University studying journalism. To be honest I only really decided I wanted to go to uni about 10 days before the applications had to be handed in because lets face it who knows what they want to do with their life at the age of 16/17. I followed my mums advice and just decided to do something I really enjoy which is writing.
This year has probably been the busiest and craziest of my life so far, we have definitely had a taste of what it is like to be a journalist and I swear I've developed a wrinkle from the stress but when I put together everything that I have done this year along with the amazing friends I have made, uni was most certainly the right choice.
I'm not going to bore you loads with what my modules were and all that stuff that actually matters. Long story short everything in the world is pretty much linked to journalism, we've done all the platforms of writing, tv, radio, attended court cases, walked around for hours in the rain trying to find a remotely interesting story oh and met Gabby Logan and Ed Miliband.

I can't say that I wasn't nervous on the first day of uni because I'm nervous every time I leave the house and doing a course like journalism you know there's going to be a lot of strong personalities in the room. From when I started to now I feel like I have gained so much confidence not only in myself but when I am around others as well and I feel like a completely new person! University has changed me for the better.

But now to the most important part. These crazies I like to call my friends. They say that you will meet your friends for life at university and after this year I am certain I will never lose these guys. I chose to live at home and drive to Leeds and back for my lectures and people told me that it would be a massive disadvantage for a social life but it hasn't at all. I've saved a ton of money on accommodation and I still get to hang out with everyone.
Being a person that suffers massively with anxiety and panic attacks this year at uni has helped me become a more confident person and taught me to just get on with things. I have the most down to earth supportive friends and there's not a week that goes by where we haven't gone without nearly suffocating with laughter.
I can't even express how lucky and overwhelmed I feel considering this time last year I had finished college and felt so lost. I knew I had to dedicate this blog post to all my friends. I love you all.


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