Results, reunions and road to recovery
Firstly, apologies for my unusual lack of blogging this month and for this rather photo-fuelled post. Now free from those delirious days of revision-induced hibernation, and with the prospect of just over three weeks of holidays ahead of me before making my way back to the midlands for my final and forth year at Warwick, each day is seemingly blurring into the next.
In any case, with those increasingly cloudy memories of last year’s exams at long last becoming a thing of the past, I am pleased to say that despite the disasters I encountered during my last couple of weeks of exams, and consequently concluding to my mother in a sorrowful state that, “ …yes a little dramatic I do agree…I actually managed to do a lot better than expected. In fact, to my amazement, achieving a first for the year, it seemed that all that hard work did pay off after all despite last year’s trials and tribulations. So it is safe to say that after having checked my results online about 20 times in order to make sure my meddlesome mind was not deceiving me, come results day, I was a very happy bunny indeed.
I must admit, after a hectic few months, it can take a fair while before one starts to unwind. Especially if like me, you have been wound up tighter than a two dollar watch for what has felt like months on end. Nevertheless, I am getting there. Slowly but surely…
I must admit that as a modern languages student, and like any humanity students at that, due to the sheer quantity of books, essays and articles in a variety of different languages one is required to sift through each week whilst at university, the thought of actually reading a book for pleasure is enough to make you want to run a mile. It seems that instead, during term time if I do manage to find myself with a few hours of ‘me time’ to spare in the evening, I will inevitable find myself collapsing into bed in a semi-comatose state with just enough energy to make the arduous decision of what to watch on Netflix. However now, with a little more time on my hands and still in the process of regaining a little of my sanity during this post-exam season, I have found myself returning to the wonderful world of literature in all its glory…
…as well as living out The Good Life and my dream of escaping modern commercial living…
In fact, so far summer is really proving the perfect time to catch up and indulge in those simple pleasures which are so often denied to us during term time.
As well as catching up on quality time spent with the family, this month has also seen me turn 22 exactly a week ago today.
So all in all, despite the fact that we have already waved goodbye almost as quickly as we did hello to that so-called and short-lived ‘heat wave’ of ours, and with a spontaneous spot of interrailing planned for next week, summer so far is not looking too shabby.
Dreamy summer evenings