I went back to university about 7 weeks ago to do a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. I now have some of the best people in my life and I am so grateful to the girls who have been there for me so far. Yesterday was the day after the dreaded “goodbye” and one of the first things I was given from one of my best friends was a gift bag full of things to help make me feel better. But it was the thought of the gift that touched me the most. No one had ever done anything like that before. It was so sweet and almost made me cry (something I hate doing in public). It’s not just that though. Throughout life, on many occasions, we find out who our ‘true’ friends are. They are the ones that are there for you no matter what. And for me, those are the ones who have been there this week. It makes things easier and those are the people who are the rays of sunshine poking through the murky clouds.
I don’t want to focus on just one thing. So far they have truly enriched my second (technically third) university experience. I am absolutely loving uni and It was 100% the right decision to make. In May, I decided not to do Teacher Training and part of me wondered if I had made the right decision. Was I just going to delay things for a year and still be stuck at square one? But I know now I have gone down the correct path. I love challenging myself and I know what I want to do with my life. For me I want a career, something that is more than a job. I want to pursue a passion and get paid for it. I have always lacked confidence and never pushed myself enough because I have always been too scared of being judged. But that has changed now. And it is all because I have such an amazing support network around me.
This short post is literally a thank you to those people. You have my eternal gratitude and appreciation.