It’s been a while….

So I’ve not posted since the end of June and I never finished off my Porto diaries! For those of you who were keeping up to date with my blog I am very sorry and I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me. I created this blog as a way to document my year abroad and then once I returned home I stopped using the site. I stopped reading the blogs that I’d decided to follow myself.

I have been meaning to come back to this blog and to make sure that I carry on as I really want to try blogging properly and to keep this as a hobby. So let’s see how that goes.

I’m now nearly halfway through my final year at university and it’s my birthday in a week’s time! This year has gone by so fast and now I’m starting to panic about what to do when I graduate, if I graduate! (I still have this feeling of dread that I’m going to have to retake my year!) One way to counteract this floundering feeling I have is to apply for a job as an assistant for the British Council which means I will hopefully be working in Spain somewhere next year but I’m not going to be too optimistic yet as I don’t want to disappoint myself and find out that I haven’t got a place.

For anyone who is in their final year of university, you will understand how stressful it is. I knew the workload was going to be intense but I never realised just how intense it would be. I’ve spent more time in the library and the university this week than I have in the entire three years before! And there aren’t even any exams to revise for! Although I am happy with this new found motivation to get my studies done. It means that I’m organising my time a lot better than I was previously, especially as I’ve still been able to have a social life on the side. But I am worried that I won’t have enough time to finish off my dissertation to the standard it requires or get all my assessed work done on time before Christmas.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve really enjoyed myself at university and I would recommend that anyone who is thinking about going has a look around somewhere and see what it’s like. For me, the past 3 (nearly 4) years have been the best of my life and I wouldn’t change them for the world.

Hopefully I will talk to you all soon

Lauren 🙂 x

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