Friday, 17 August 2012

Thank you.


Thank you to everyone who sent me tweets, texts, emails and comments yesterday, for all your crossed fingers and your prayers and just for simply caring. It means absolutely masses to me. Late last night, after a nice meal out with my family (pizza and chocolate pudding were inhaled), I got a phone call saying that I wasn't going to be offered a place at Brighton this year. Of course I was and am extremely upset, but I had somewhat resigned and prepared myself for the fact.

I will now need to decide what to do with this year. I certainly don't want it to be a waste and instead would like to make it a year that I look back on and say... "yeah, that wasn't so bad actually, I did alright for myself". I want to make good decisions, learn a lot, make some money, move physically and emotionally, and bring myself a little bit closer to my dream of Journalism.

For now though, I'm going to go on holiday. We're driving over night to Switzerland (and leaving in an hour and a half) to spend time with friends, eat cheese, drink wine, and swim in lakes. It's probably what I need.

Unfortunately the internet situation isn't looking too shiny. We were supposed to have WiFi installed but nay, the Swiss decided not to turn up. I'll blog as regularly as possible but please excuse the slight break as I'm probably bathing in wine.

ps. WELL DONE to everyone who did get into the University they wanted. I'm definitely, absolutely not bitter at all.

11 comments:

  1. keep us updated on your decisions...thanks for sharing your heart this week!

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  2. I am so sorry you didn't get the place, I know how much you wanted it.
    On the bright side (there is one somewhere), you can take this year and make it an amazing and really interesting one, crammed with brilliant things! After that great cheese filled holiday. Please enjoy.
    xx

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  3. Sorry you didn't get your place! Sometimes bad things end up as good things as different opportunities arise. Billy was gutted when he didn't get into his first choice uni but now he says it was the best thing to ever happen.x

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  4. This year could be good for more work experience maybe? I've just spent a year volunteering at a school and they've offered me a job now! Unfortunatly my degree is a bit worthless now because I decided I wanted to go into a different career.
    But yes, this work experience has confirmed to me that this is what I want to do. Also as you want to go into Journalism if you did work experience (even though most of it is unpaid) it could build up your contacts etc?
    Sorry if I've waffled and haven't helped at all!
    Really love your blog by the way and think your writing style is amazing =]

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    1. That's a really great idea. I've done a bit of work experience in the past and it's been brilliant, very eye opening.

      Thanks for the comment my dear!

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  5. I'm sorry to hear about your news. However, that sounds like the most amazing break and just what you need. I'm sure the headspace will be incredibly helpful for working out your next move. Hope you have an absolutely amazing time, can't wait to hear about it when you get back. X

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  6. Sorry to hear it didn't work out how you planned but as they say everything happens for a reason and I'm sure the year out will be full of great opportunities, think of all the time you'll have for work experience/travelling before starting your course! Enjoy your holiday in Switzerland! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  7. Found your blog on this long afternoon, and been reading through all your archives...I am so sorry to hear about your news...I hope you have a lovely time away and everything will fall into place, it always does.
    Nic xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment. I did have a lovely time!

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  8. Claire if it's not meant to be it's not meant to be. You'll find something else to do now that you will enjoy more, whether it be another university or something entirely different! Hope you have a lovely time in Switzerland. X

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  9. have a fantastic time in switzerland luv. i didn't get into my first choice of uni and had to retake my a-levels too, so you are in spectacular company ;) it is character-building and will make you even awesomer, i promise! xx

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