Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hips Don't Lie.

On Thursday, I somehow ended up putting myself forward for the Social Rep for the belly dancing committee. Admittedly, at that particular session I can't have looked like the most social person since I was ridiculously tired and had been in a zombie like state for most of the day. However, I'm currently at home for the weekend, due to it being my Dad's birthday and also visiting my friends for Halloween, but hopefully the rest will have me feeling more refreshed for my return.

I actually have a busy couple of weeks coming up. I'm writing for the university magazine; I'm doing a feature which requires me being in the union two nights (more on that later). I'm belly dancing, and I also have to prepare for a poetry, language test and then two essays to write. Once my hand in date on the seventeenth arrives I'll most likely be burnt out. However, for the moment I'm thriving under the pressure and busy schedule.

Thursday, 20 October 2011


I went home last weekend, and it felt quite alien to be in a quiet house with no random people strolling in. Whilst I felt relatively happy to return home, I've been plagued with a feeling of restlestness in the past few days.

What I'm feeling is not homesickness, but a lonliness which is quite haunting at times. It's likely just to be a mixture of the post freshers come down and the fact winter is rapidly approaching, but I'm praying the feeling will fade soon. On a happier note, I've begun to join some societies. I've signed up to the university magazine and radio, belly dancing and potentially the progressive society. I'm unsure how I'll fit this all into my timetable, but it'll be a welcome relief to have some hobbies alongside my degree.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Don't blink, they won't even miss you at all.

Perhaps it's the fact I opted to stay in tonight instead of going out, but this is one of the first nights I've felt perpetually lonely and unhappy.

Even though two of my friends from Sheffield are at Loughborough, I've only seen them a couple of times, so it's almost like they aren't here. Hopefully, once freshers has ended we can have a catch up and I'll feel rejuvenated. At the moment I feel like I'm beginning to lose my sparkle and I'm starting to feel irritated and moody. However, with a visit home tentively sketched in for next weekend, I'll hopefully feel like my old self soon.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Stay Awake.

Lectures have commenced and the workload has been a definite shock to my system. Thankfully, I have read some of the books on the reading list which was a relief to my initially horrified reaction.

In other news, whilst working through the day, I've also been partying through the night. Loughborough's freshers week lasts just over two weeks, and somehow I have managed to make it out to all the events. Admittedly, I am beginning to flag, and part of me will be relieved when it's over and I can spend a few nights in working and generally unwinding. Despite all my initial reservations, I'm happy to be here. The work looks challenging but also enjoyable and there's been many memories made already.

Saturday, 1 October 2011


The last few days have been a blur of new faces, and today I decided to stay in and do some reading for my course. Freshers has been enjoyable so far, but at the same time there's the pressure to constantly be talking and meeting new people. Thanfully, I've managed to meet up with my friends from home so I'e had the pleasure of just being able to chill out and not worry about constantly networking.

My halls of residence has arranged a sober night, and after four days of drinking I'm actually relieved my liver will be getting a well deserved rest. Overall though, after a brief wobble last night; when I gave my friend a tearful drunken call at 2am, I'm reasonably comfortable and not massively homesick. Lectures start Monday, and I'm actually incredibly excited!