Friday, 28 November 2014

Fun Times

               So Jess and Ashleigh surprised me with a visit last weekend. It was amazing J.  I showed them around Pompey, took them to see the Hovercraft and we played mini golf. There was a lot of innuendos in mini golf one of my favourites being “I never normally have this problem with balls”, Lunch was good to; I’ve found the spoons here does really nice food which is handy to know if I ever need a cheap dinner out.

                I also held a games night in the week, something which I’m hoping to do again. We played a game called Risk which was a bit complicated and to say I wasn’t very good at it was probably an understatement haha; needless to say Alex one. We then played cards against humanity which was also another game I’ve have never played but will one day purchase because it is absolutely BRILLANT.           

                Uni work is going okay, I’ve finally started writing the assignment but I defiantly need to get my head down and crack on; I’m hoping to have it finished by next Sunday so that I can go to the xmas do but we will see.

                Only a short one today, but I’m absolutely shattered

                Until Next Time;


“You’re completely free; you can do whatever you want. The world is your oyster, make lemonade”

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The journey from BSc to MSc....

So I have decided to record my life in the form of a blog as I transition from my undergraduate degree to my masters to whatever life hold for me in the future. I am not going to promise that this blog will be entertaining or of any interest to anyone other than myself; but I think this will be a proactive way to record my transition through life through the good and not so good times. I hope that one day I will be able to show this to my children (or nieces and nephews) when they reach this stage in life so they know that it is okay to not have a clue about what you want in life. Though this won’t be a blog strictly about my life; it will also be about things I interested in, it will also probably include some random entries because let’s face it life is a bit random.

So let’s begin; I should probably start with an overview of the past few months. Since having completed my undergraduate degree from Chester a few months ago my life has been non-stop. I’ve moved a lot, home from Chester, to a new home in my hometown, and to Portsmouth where my journey in this life continues. I have a lot of fond memories of Chester and still to this day would consider it home. When I returned a few weeks ago for graduation it really did feel like I was going home. Chester will always be a special place for me, one full of lots of memories and great friends who I all miss dearly. When I transferred degree from Kent to Chester I honestly never expected to feel like this one I left. I had always assumed, like with Canterbury, I would go and spend a couple of years and return home, only revisiting the area on special occasions. I never expected it to become home, but somewhere over the rollercoaster three years it did; and it is something I will never forget.

I also moved from the house I grew up in and spent the last 17/18 years in to a new house. I’m not going to lie; the new house in amazing. If for no other reason than I finally have a double bed at home, and a room where I can move, having previously had the box room which really was a box. I spent the majority of my summer working as usual, and then left for the next chapter in my academic studies here in Portsmouth.

The Msc is great; really hard though, the days I am in university are very tiring and hard on the brain. I have met some great people here and they have become good friends. I still find it strange having lectures by different lecturers and not having all my Chester friends surrounding me in them; but I am slowly getting used to it. It has now however, come to the time when I need to start figuring out what I want in life, and my next step. To be completely honest; I have got a clue. I mean I know I want to work with natural hazards but I have no idea which one, they all fascinate me, and I would be truly happy and content working with any one of them. I love the idea of doing a PhD but I honestly don’t think I have another two years plus of education left in me. I will do it one day, I am determined to; but I think I need to wait, work out what I want in life, and take it from there.
     I do however have a pretty amazing idea for my thesis which I am hoping to get published; all I have left to do is work out how I will get the data I need, and how I am actually going to achieve what I want to do. But that is a problem for another day, like once I have finished in my assignment whose deadline is fast approaching (well in about three weeks; but still).
    Like I said, this may be of no interest to anyone, but it’s my life. I spend most my days working, either in university or where I work; and my down time is spent watching DVDs and Greys Anatomy. My life generally is not very interesting or exciting most of the time; although it does have its moments. 

    Until next time;

"No matter how much you grow taller, grow older, we are still forever stumbling, forever wondering, forever young"