My dissertation is done, bound, handed in and out of my life, there is light at the end of the tunnel and my degree is almost done! Whilst that is in some ways a scary thought and I will miss studying and student life, it's also really exciting that the next part of my life is about to begin.
I keep thinking back to where I was three years ago when I started and all the great things I've done, the person I've become and the people I've met since then and it really has been the best experience of my life. Things didn't always go my way, I've had ups and downs (as well as a couple of spectacularly horrendous crashes), but I'm leaving with a lot of great friends, a bucket of confidence and a career I love... what more could I possibly ask for? The most exciting bit, however, is still to come. As far as I've come in the last three years, nothing can compare to what is ahead of me, the vast unknown and the amazing experiences and career that lay before me. This month is the closing of a few doors but opening of many new ones and it really is very exciting!
I'm also very excited about next week, as I've been invited to a training day at my new school and hopefully get to finally meet everyone, as well as getting to know my way around and start networking with colleagues from other schools. It sounds like a really useful course too, so even though it's a long way for two hours, it'll be beneficial in the long run and I'm really looking forward to it - just one more step on the transition to be excited about!
This is of course after my first first date on Wednesday, which is another box to tick! We've decided we're going to meet for lunch, so now the date is planned, the outfit can be sussed out. Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post by the way, your words of support were lovely and I'm less worried about it all now, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who is going out into the dating world for the first time at this age! Despite my nerves, I am excited too (I know, an over-used word in this post, sorry!). After all, dating guys who were my friends first obviously hasn't worked out very well for me in the past, so it's time to adapt a grown up style of dating and have a nice time meeting some lovely men and getting to know them as we go along. I'm almost looking forward to it, I'm much less inclined to curl up into the foetal position at the thought of it today which can surely only be a good thing.
So fingers crossed it goes well, I'll let you all know how it goes on and I may also call on your words of wisdom regarding the outfit tomorrow!
Come on then life, lets get on with you...