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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Finishing my First Semester

Hi!

I'm nearly at the end of my first semester at university. One week to go! I am proud of how far I have come.
Whilst university might not have been the easiest thing for me and my CF, I've managed well.
Yes, my weight may have dropped a bit, this is due to the fact university was a massive change for me, my anxiety was high for a good few weeks and if I stop my eating habits for a while I do find it hard to pick it back up. However I have acknowledged this and have sorted out with my team to restart my appetite stimulants. Luckily I have this as my safety net to help me get back into my old eating habits, after being on them for a few weeks I'll be as good as new!

I also got my first job! I'm a student ambassador for the university, this is good for me as I can pick and choose when I work and am not committed to a certain amount of hours a week - plus the pay is good too! I'm really looking forward to starting this role in the new year!

The one thing I am most proud of is that I have not had to have IV's this whole semester, I honestly thought I would have to have at least one lot of IV's this time round as starting in a whole new place with completely new people, I thought it would be a given. But I have actually managed to avoid IV's and going into hospital. I'm so happy about that, to me it shows that my body is a lot stronger than before. All my flat have been ill too but I've managed to stay clear of it all! It might have been just luck but I'm glad whatever it was!

It's been quite challenging writing essays in a specific style, it's hard to know what the markers want from them, I have spoken to some of my markers of my essay and they have told me that they aren't worried about me and then they think my style will improve in the upcoming essays - which is positive as I was worried about that as it's such a big leap from A-levels!

I'm very excited to be on holiday soon but I'll also miss my friends at uni and my flatmates, luckily some of my friends live close by so I want to meet up with them during the holidays. I am looking forward to just chill out with my family and watch films, I'm literally not going to be doing much this holiday but that's just what I need. This semester has been so hectic and busy and it took a while to get into the swing of things, I am definitely feeling it now and would just like to have a long sleep and get rested and having a month off is a bonus too!

Luckily I have looked at next semesters timetable and even though it looks busy I don't have any 9am starts which is good for me because these last few 9am's have been very hard to get up for.
I'm looking forward to some of my modules next semester especially 'Introduction to Psychological Disorders'

I don't know when I'll post next, maybe when I have started the second semester, so if I don't post before Christmas, Merry Christmas - have a good one!!

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