I did it, I graduated!

"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success." - Robert Orben 

It's safe to say that at some points over the past three years, this day looked a little far off and bordering on impossible. But, I did it! Last Thursday I graduated from the University of Reading with a 2:1 in English Literature! Weirdly, it felt rather good to celebrate being handed a piece of paper what may as well have 'congratulations on your £30,000 worth of debt, oh and you've read a few books too' but, jokes aside, it really was such a lovely day.

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Done and Dusted.

"So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on" - Nicholas Sparks

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I'm Getting There...

"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering" - Winnie The Pooh, A.A. Milne

This year is a year of many changes and obstacles for me; it's the year I finish my degree and graduate but before any of that can happen I have a grueling few months of hard work to get through.

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What University Has Really Taught Me

"University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding." 

Here I am, coming to the end of my final year at university. When people say that your time at university will be the best days of your life they're not kidding but, in many respects, uni isn't all it's made out to be - not really. In some respects it's better than you'd ever think, but in others, it may make you question why you came here in the first place.

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Starting 2017 in the Right Way

"New Year, New Me." - The most overused statement in the world

We're almost a month into 2017 and it got me thinking: why didn't I set a new year's resolution? A year ago I did a post about how I didn't understand why people focus so much more in the year ahead than the year gone by, but we all know the answer - the answer lies in the quote at the beginning of this article.

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