Dear Diary: Goodbye University & Hello Pokemon Go
Wednesday was my last day at university and I can’t believe that two years have passed since I started! It has been such an amazing experience and I’ve met some awesome folk while there, I’m going to miss it.
What I’m not going to miss is the absolute fuck up that the second year has been! I’m not going to go into detail here because I’ll end up on a right little rant (I may do a post on my uni experience at a later date) but let’s just say it’s been extremely unorganised and we’ve had nothing but stress and worry from it. One tutor sacked and the other constantly changing hand in dates, giving our extensions and then saying he doesn’t remember doing so- I’ll be glad to see the back of it!
We went out for a few drinks (okay more than a few) and had a good laugh, I’m hoping we won’t lose touch and can still meet up for a meal and a drink from time to time!
I’m looking at going on a BA(Hons) Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Degree, to help and support me in starting my own business. This has always been one of my dreams in life but it’s run by UCB as well and I’m concerned that it’s going to be as badly run as my last course. I like the look of a Creative Advertising degree being run in Leeds but that would mean moving to Leeds as it would be nearly 2 hours travelling there and 2 hours back per day! No way am I doing that! But moving there is a step I don’t think I’m ready for and I also don’t know if I’d be able to transfer onto the course, as I only have two years funding left so wouldn’t be able to do the full three years. I’ve got a lot of thinking to do in the next few weeks!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that Pokemon Go has been released in the UK (FINALLY!) and I’m not going to lie I feel like I’m 6 years old again! This is one of the few times I hate living in a village though, there’s hardly any pokestops near me and all I ever seem to find and pidgeys and rattatas!
The biggest problem with this game is that you have to actually leave the house to play it. Now don’t get me wrong I think this is great; it encourages people to go out, which means they’re getting exercise and fresh air which is awesome. However if you have social anxiety this game is almost impossible to play properly, I struggle leaving the house on my own and that’s kind of the point of the game. Luckily my friend Joe came down and we went Pokemon hunting together so I’ve actually been able to get catch some awesome Pokemon I wouldn’t have been able to get otherwise.
We also saw a fair few other people playing it and it was amusing making eye contact with them, without fail everyone grinned and nodded at us and almost all of them were in their twenties too! It was great as I soon stopped feeling like an idiot & realised I didn’t care what other people thought of me playing it- if I want to be a big kid I will be!
We went to the local park to see what we could find and ended up getting swamped by ducks the second we turned up! Everyone goes there with their kids to feed them so whenever they see a human they immediately come towards you expecting food- it’s actually quite scary seeing 50ish ducks start coming towards you!
Next week I’ll be going back into uni for the last time to pick up my sketchbooks and work and I’ll probably do a bit of shopping while I’m there, my roots are starting to show through so I’ll need to go pick up some dye. Now I’ve finished uni I’ll hopefully have more time to devote to this blog and I’m looking forward to planning out some of the posts I’ve been wanting to write for a while but I’ve just not had the time to do!
Hope you all have a relaxing Sunday and a great week to come 🙂
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