It’s been a busy week this week hence the late blog! I went home for a few days, not that I actually had the pleasure of getting the usual home comforts of sleeping in my own bed and home cooked food. Instead, my friends and I went to a festival not far from where I live and shared a three man caravan between 8 people! Crammed is the only word to explain it! But it was really fun and SUNNY and was good to see everyone from home as I haven’t been able to see them the past few weeks.
As I have decided to live in Cardiff for the summer (because I just can’t get enough of student life) and because all of my housemates have decided to stay as well, I have found it odd not seeing my friends from home as often, because the summer was usually the time I spent with them. Trying to find the balance of home life and student life can be hard sometimes as a student and this may be one of your worries when you leave for university yourself. I’m sure the thought of leaving your friends and perhaps losing touch with them and the daunting feeling of having to make new ones is a scary thought right now but it’s not as bad as you may think, as everyone is in the same boat! Also if you’re as lucky as me you will make friends (hopefully) for life. Also for the friends you’ve left behind, skype is my saviour!
On top of going home, I have a full time job as a receptionist in a hotel in Cardiff city centre, because student life doesn’t come for free unfortunately. Work has been really busy lately because of the Olympics, which I’m suprisingly getting into a little bit too much. I say suprisingly as I’m not the sportiest of people but I’m backing Team GB all the way and even found myself watching a full game of football, which I usually hate but because Great Britain were playing I was screaming at the TV like a mad woman. Myself and my housemates have even picked two sports from the Olympics to take up. Mine being badminton and ice skating! Ok, I know ice skating isn’t a Summer Olympic Sport but it looks really cool. We went ice skating this week and I was slightly like bambi on ice and was going to put a photo up to show you all as evidence but they were so bad I thought against it! At least badminton went better and we’ve all decided to do it again next week as the fun friendly matches spiralled into fearce and very competitive duals. It’s funny how even the nicest of people can turn into some sort of raging lion once they’ve got a racket in their hand!
And breathe! As I said it’s been a busy week and it doesn’t seem to be getting any quiter any time soon, but that’s how I like it. Being a student is so much fun but it doesn’t last forever so grab every opportunity and get out there, meet amazing people and have some fun 🙂
Hwyl am y tro, Sian.