I’ve been writing a lot lately. I have a couple of posts planned for this blog. But as I’ve already mentioned I’ve been writing reviews for the latest Doctor Who series over on The Collective Blog and have another couple of other posts set with them as well. But one thing I realised I’d never written for this blog is a life update. I’m pretty sure opinions on life updates vary a lot. Yes I will admit that, at least for me, this is a bit more of a filler post than anything else. But equally, I always enjoy reading life updates from other bloggers. I like getting to see inside a bloggers life and what they do behind the scenes. I’m not gonna take their word and buy the lipstick they’re recommending if I don’t really know them, am I?
Anyway, these past couple of months have been extremely busy. As you had probably guessed by the lack of new posts on here. After my first year of my media diploma being extremely easy, I never expected the second year to be as challenging as it has been. There’s been a lot more paper work to do; more essays to write, more things to analyse compared to last year where we just seemed to make things. But I still enjoyed it all the same, though. One of our projects was to create an analytical presentation on a British show of our choosing. I chose BBC’s Sherlock and ended up speaking for around about half an hour! The presentation only needed to be 10 minutes long…
Finally though, after 3 years at college, I finished almost 2 weeks ago now. I was predicted Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction (the equivalent to A*AA at A-level) and I got exactly that! Getting such a high grade was something I had never expected, so it was a huge shock when I went into the meeting with one of my tutors and he told me what I had got. This means my next step is moving on to Brighton Film School to start studying for a HNC in Filmmaking, which I honestly can’t wait to start. I’m staying at home and commuting in as its only 2 days a week, which is a little daunting as I don’t trust the trains for shit. But we’ll see how it goes!
I will say one thing though! Student Finance is a nightmare. But unfortunately it’s just something I have to deal with.
For now though, I’m just trying to enjoy my summer break. I’ve got all these blog posts planned, some booked holiday from work, then followed by overtime at work. So it’s going to be a pretty busy one. Most of my days out have been planned this month and we still have a month left before the primary and secondary schools break up for summer, which means everything is still fairly quiet…. and cheaper.
I also got my hair done about a week ago. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I had cancer 2 years ago. And because of that, during writing this blog I have written about wearing wigs, and getting hair extensions. And to be honest, getting extensions is still the best thing I done for my hair growth. I wore wigs for pretty much a whole year, and it was really starting to stunt the growth of my actual hair. I was always a very self conscious person, and felt like if I didn’t have long hair I didn’t look good, and that other peoeple as well as myself would judge me for it. So simply loosing the wigs and going out with the crappy hairstyle my hair was currently in just wasn’t going to happen. Hair extensions sorted that out massively. They gave my long hair, and gave room for my real hair to grow. A year ago, when I got them, my hair was very short. About 2 or 3 inches from my head. Now, it is just past shoulder length. The length it was when I shaved it off 2 years ago and I’m never been so happy.
I also went to London the other day with one of my best friends. She lives and works in Kent, while I’m in Sussex, so we don’t see each other as much as we’d like, so it was good to see her and catch up. We’re both fans of Sherlock, and Andrew Scott in particular. So naturally we brought tickets to go see him on stage as Hamlet. If you’re in to Shakespeare and just theatre in general, this production is totally worth going to see. I was blown away by the acting, direction and stage design throughout. Our tickets were some of the cheapest at £25, so it won’t break the bank for you to go, either. I’m going to be writing a full review of the show over on The Collective at some point.
I’m also going to London again this weekend for the Royal Arts London Summer Exhibition. My mum saw an advert for it online and saw it included film so brought us tickets to surprise me. And honestly if the photos are anything to go by, it is absolutely amazing. I’ll try and get a post about that up of this blog, too.
Anyway, that’s it for this update. I hope all of you are doing okay, too. Like I said, hopefully now I’m less busy I can get more content out. But always be assured the content will turn up. I’m never going to give up on this blog, even if it does keep moving from a full-time to part-time thing in my life!