Wednesday, 8 June 2011

They think it's all over...It is now!

So yesterday was a very important day for me. It was the day that my degree and 3 years at university ended officially.I had my last exam in the morning and after the month or so of solid revision I could not properly explain to you the feeling of utter relief I felt when the invigilator said "The time is up, your exam is over"

I had such an amazing day. I went for a quick drink in the union with the girls after our exam however after having only eaten 2 petit filous yoghurts for breakfast, I'm the type of person who stresses so much I can't eat and feel sick and that was literally the only thing I could manage, we decided to go get our lunch.
We went to AllBarOne (the same place I told you about in my post on my valentines post) and I must admit the Gammon and Eggs with Chips was amazing. If you have the chance to I highly recommend the restaurant. It's all very reasonably priced, my meal was only £8 and it was massive and definitely very very nice and they also do the most amazing cocktails and mocktails.
The evening I went out with the law girls for a celebration. We went to Tickled Ivory in Guildford, which is a lovely little bar which has a live piano musician as well as a DJ so I think it's fair to say it was a drunken but exciting night.

However today after waking up from a well deserved sleep at 12.30pm I've been reflecting on what this actually means.My degree is over! I've spent the last 3 years of my life at this uni and I must say I love it, maybe the people and the place more than the course but that is besides the point. And results provided I will be graduating and becoming an LLB hons.
I honestly cannot believe that it's been 3 years since I moved into my flat nervous as anything and crying when my mum left and I was on my own, needless to say I was fine and I met some of the best friends I could ask for. It feels like yesterday if I'm honest and I really wish I could go back to that first day and live the next 3 years again, not because I regret anything but because I've had such an amazing time and want to do it all over again.

I guess I have a lot to thank Surrey for and a lot to thank the university life for. I realise I came to uni a quiet naive 18 year old, not wanting to be away from home for anything longer than a couple of days and now I'm a strong, independent almost 21 year old who although still has no idea what she wants to do with her life, has grown up and matured.
Surrey has also given me some amazing friends who I can guarentee will be friends for life, not just the people I met in first year but my amazing housemates and course friends. Some of them I have known for 3 years, some a year and some a matter of months but they've all helped me to learn about myself and helped me through some really tough times.

This post is kind of a reflective post, I don't expect you to find it at all interesting but I found it a nice way to reflect even if only briefly on my time at uni and myself and so I thought I'd leave you with a few pictures of some of my favourite university times

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