March already. Where is the first year going at university?
My good intentions were to add to this blog each week. Recording my life lessons as well as my science lessons. Likely the biggest lesson I learnt was that life gets in the way, even with the best intentions.
When you first begin to fill out that UCAS form, the type of questions you ask yourself as the applicant are likely to be, "Am I good enough?" "Can I pass?" and the like. Now, however, it is more like, "Where do I find elastic time to magic some space to write that essay?"
Being a firm believer in testing yourself and taking life to the limits in order to learn, I have found a wonderful sense of accomplishment this year. Simple things have shown me how I learn better as an auditory learner. Which is a shock as a partially deaf student. Also, being a lover of technology, I thought I would fall in love with my new iPad we were supplied with. However, it seems this is only one way I find ease in which to record my notes. I still prefer note pads and pieces of paper.
Chemistry is now making sense!
After learning more and more about nutrition I realise how thankful I am for the extended year zero at London Met last year. Without that insight into chemistry I may have found things tricky this year. As always with life, there are highs and lows and lots to catch up on on my desk, laying around in organised piles.
This first year at university I have found an affection for the beautiful red brick buildings around campus, for coffee in Starbucks each sleepy morning and the smiling faces who serve my vanilla latte.
I now know I want to do well, be the best I can be. I have had to learn the lesson of this by lowering my work hours. I wish to continue my studies upon successful completion of this Honours degree.
Here's to the exam period and the second year.