It’s been about a month since I started my second year at University and in all honesty I have found it a harder than first year. Although last year I struggled with home-sickness, this year there just seems to be a lot going on all at once. I have three group projects going on in which one of them we need to create, brand and sell a product. On top of that I have my commitment to the Christian Union where I am a Small Group Leader, the pole fitness society classes on a Saturday whilst making sure I have time to talk to friends and co-write a blog (I have to admit, I have not been so good at writing blog posts, Hana has been a Saint).
I don’t consider myself that emotional but recently I have had a few moments where I have broken down in tears just because I have been a bit overwhelmed. I haven’t decided yet whether to go straight into third year or if I want to take do a placement year so I need to start applying for placements in case I decide to do one which is really time-consuming … who knew applications could take so long! Second year definitely is a challenge!
Although this post isn’t the most uplifting, I think it is important for people to realise that you don’t have to be A-okay all the time! You are allowed to struggle and have down moments but the most important thing is how you deal with your moments like that. When I am having some of my moments, I am one of those people who goes really introverted and quite quiet. I don’t really like to open up to people about my problems as I don’t like to drag people into my issues but actually what I am learning is that it is okay to talk to other people. Your friends are there because they care about you, they are willing to spend time with you to make sure you are okay. They are there to listen and to be a shoulder to cry on. You are never alone in this world. No matter how lonely you may feel there is always someone for you … always!
I have had some awesome support from some amazing people and really have appreciated everyone who has comforted me. I also have my faith which has helped me too and praying to my God that I know cares about me and is there to get me through the hard times comforts me greatly!
So to conclude, second year has been harder than I thought but by having an amazing network of people around me has helped me to stay on track and remind myself of who I am. I am not going to quit Uni or change course, I am going to keep going and try hard to find enjoyment in what I am doing. Just remember that you are never alone and even though you may be struggling in life right now, you are not alone and that you can get through this with a little help from your friends 😉
Have a great day guys!