Friday, 30 January 2009

Best Wishes for Dancer Friend

This is just a note to my Dancer Friend who, besides generally working herself too hard, has recently lost someone close to her. So this is just to say

You know where I am if you need me, you can get in touch at any time, I (and everyone else I'm sure) are absolutely here for you :(
Love you!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Trying to keep updated!

I'm a bit hopeless at this aren't I? It's now been 10 days since I updated this thing, but it's an improvement on last time I guess!

I had my final exam, and oh was an epic fail to end all epic fails...But I figure it's worth 50% of a 10 credit module (10 credits out of 120), so even though I blatantly failed, it's not the end of the world. Though I'm pretty sure I won't get an "F", when they return my grade it'll be "Why did you even bother?!" I could have spent the night watching films instead of revising and it wouldn't have affected it in any way :p But I've got over the hysteria and am fairly upbeat again now!! I just hate failing. I know I have previously failed exams (like Philosophy *shudders*) but they just gave a number, not a grade, so I could pretend it was still a pass :p

My mentor training was much less disasterous and quite good fun :) I have my first mentoring session on Friday (Eek! Need to get that sorted! Oops!!!) and I'm pretty excited about it, though a bit nervous! It's basically convincing a bunch of year 7's that they want to go to university!! Something to do with the fact children from working class backgrounds are less likely to go to uni, so we need to find out why and try and counter that. Brain wash them young :p

I had my first of my injections for travelling to Ethiopia the other day. I went to the doctors to ask what they recommend I have, and the nurse was like "well, since you're here, do you want to have one now? *stab*" My arm has just about stopped hurting!! I have to book myself in for my next few soon, think I'm having HepB and Yellow Fever. The nurse didn't mention Meningitis ACWY (or something) which everyone else is having, so I have to ask about that one. I don't know if it's one I'm still covered for from childhood injections or something?

I'm driving back over to uni tomorrow, quite worried! I'm doing the same as last time, stopped over night at Grandma's and going the rest of the way on Thursday. Still not quite up to the whole journey all at once!

That means that today is going to be spent packing up the rest of my stuff and cleaning my car. You know what that means? YUP! It's mouldy! AGAIN! Woo...hoo...!!

I'm having to pack up pretty much everything this time around since Little Bro is moving into my room as soon as it's decorated. I'm finally actually being kicked out! lol! My room should look awesome when it's done though :p (And yes, to me it will ALWAYS be "my" room, even when I have a house of my own :p)

That's another thing, I'm moving next year. Me and my housemates have found a different, more convinient house, with actual insulation (no more £450 gas and electric bills...we hope!). I'm sad to move, I've grown to love our little cottage, but I was outvoted.

I should be starting fencing back up again soon, since my car will be back with me at uni :)

My lectures started this week, but it's Little Bro's birthday mid-week and I wanted to be here, then figured I could drive on back since I'd have missed most of them anyway!

Oh yes - This is a shout out to Little Sis :

Feel better soon Poxy :p
Little Sis has gone and got herself chicken pox! She's getting better now, but she's been utterly miserable with it! At almost 15 it's been awful!!
I'm not sure what else has been going on so I'll leave it here, and hopefully I'll remember to update this more often!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Happy Christmas and New Year!

Well it's been far too long since I last wrote anything isn't it! Oops! I never was one for keeping things like diaries up to date. Where was I up to last...?

I didn't get to fence for the women's team, but I think I'm still technically on it! My fencing tracksuit has arrived (the order had actually been cancelled but then all the tracksuits came through anyway!), and I came third in the friendly competition I took part in :) All good on the fencing front! Apart from the fact I've not yet got my car over to uni so I can't start it up again til the end of the month :(

I got my mid-term exam results back, I got a "B" in Developmental, an "A-" in my Memory exam, and a "D" in my Psychobiology exam (the one that went horrendously - hey, at least I passed!!). I also got an "A" in my Psychometric Assignment, which was the biggest and most annoying assignment EVER!! So I'm pretty pleased with that :)

I managed to drive myself back for Christmas, which was another great achievement for me!

Christmas was pretty awesome :D I got to go to lots of parties and see my friends lots, but most importantly my American Friend came over for TWO WEEKS! I've been chatting to him for years via E-Mail, MSN, letters and the website I met him on (long story!), then when I was in Iowa I got to ring him up which was WAY COOL!

I got to introduce him to all my friends, take him to lots of parties, get him very drunk (and now I'm in trouble with his "mom" LOL), show him around where I live, take him to see cathedrals and castles and take him to the Crib Service at the village church.

He was absolutely lovely, really sweet and insanely tall!

He seemed to have a good time, and I loved having him here :) We got rather close in the time that he was here so I was very sad to wave him off :( In the time since he left we firstly decided we were "kinda" boyfriend and girlfriend, which I never really understood, so I pointed this out and was like "it's fine, but WHY? It doesn't make SENSE" so he asked if I wanted to be his girlfriend, to which I replied yes but only if HE wanted me to be (he's very anti-long distance relationships, which I totally get), and was like "ok, then you are!" And so now I have a boyfriend! Woo :D A boyfriend I won't see for another 8 months or so but hey! Never mind!

A few of my friends think it's pointless but know better than to try and tell me what to do other than give their honest opinion! It's not anything against him, just against the distance.

What else...I'm now back at uni (well, not right now, I'm at home babysitting at the moment). I'm in the middle of my final exams for these modules, I've had two and have a week til my third and final one. On Monday I have a training day for a mentoring scheme I'm taking part in with the local schools and ... I think that's about it?

Oh, I've made the decision that after this degree I'll be taking a year out. I want to be a Counselling Psychologist which means doing a Counselling Psychology Doctorate after this basic degree. Trouble is I also need a Certificate in Counselling Skills (ie, do a training course thing) and "relevant experience". These courses can take either 10 weeks or 6 months depending on what and where. I'd rather not get my relevant experience or do the training course at the same time as getting a First or 2:1 in my degree. Normally people would do things like volunteer work over Summer, but I'd need to do it this Summer in order to apply next year to start September next year. Obviously this won't happen as I'm in America! Also I think I'll really NEED the break, I've been in the education system since I was 3 or 4, I'm nearly 20! I'm sick to death of it, and I think a year break to do this part-time course and have a job would do me the world of good :)

Unfortunately this means I won't be fully qualified until I'm 25 :(

Ah well! It'll be worth it in the end!! Right...?!?!?! lol

I think that's a total update, other than adoption stuff which you can go read Mum's blog for, and exciting things that me, mum and Auntie S are beginning organising, but I'm not sure how much I'm allowed to say or anything like that!!

I'll try not to leave it so long next time!!!