2017: My best bits
To me, New Year’s is about reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. I’m hopeless at keeping New Year’s resolutions, so I thought I’d take a look back at some of the things that have happened this year that look on the bright side of a pretty naff year.
Despite finding the amount of reading a history degree needs difficult to manage at the start, by the end of the year I was getting good grades in my essays and came out with a 2:1 for my first year, setting me up well for the years that count. I am also really pleased with my second year modules and am currently enjoying everything I’m studying which is always good!
I am very pleased to announce that I have been accepted to study a year abroad at Monash University, Melbourne! Since coming to a Warwick open day and being told about the possibility to study abroad it has been a dream of mine. Now it will finally become reality and I couldn’t be more excited.
This year I’ve been more involved in Warwick Tap society and its been very rewarding. I would definitely recommend running for an exec position or teaching position for whatever societies you are a part of, it’s great to see what happens behind the scenes. As a teacher for the Advanced class, I was so proud when we nailed a very difficult routine at the end of term showcase, showing just how good our class and society is.
I’ve also been the pom coach for the Warwick Devils this year and it’s been just as amazing. My squad is looking incredible and I can’t wait to take our routine to competitions next term. It’s also made me a larger part of the club and got to know people better, making my year all the more enjoyable.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some really interesting places this year and I look forward to travelling more next year. The Devils took on Budapest on tour, and although a lot of drinking went on, we also explored the great sights Buda has to offer. I also went to Dubrovnik, Croatia with my family and Villa Moura, Portugal with some home friends, all lovely holidays I would definitely do again.
Of course, a year would be rubbish if you had no one to share it with. Thank you to all my friends for putting up with me and making it an amazing year. I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve with some of my housemates, starting 2018 in a great way. I’ve also become closer with people through travelling and my dance groups I’ve mentioned above, so university really is about how much you put into it.
So, there are some of my best bits from 2017. Nothing here sounds all that spectacular, but it’s the little things that count, right? I hope you’ve had a good year too and can find even small aspects of why 2017 wasn’t all that bad. Bring on 2018!