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16 September 2013

Informal Introductions

This is definitely going to be your stereotypical 'Introduction to Alice' type of blog post,
everyone has a secret one somewhere I'm sure of it, and I think I'd rather get
mine out of the way!

As you may have gathered, my name is Alice and right now, I am mulling around in the world with not really much to do. This time a year ago, I started my final year of sixth form and was embarking upon a world of 'UCAS' (the application process here in the UK), universities and personal statements. I had a look around a few, chose the 5 I liked the most and hey presto! I had a place at University.

I WISH it was hey presto,  I really do. But the honest truth is, those few months of  picking universities, trudging around them with a parent in tow, going to lectures on subjects I didn't even like, they were some of the worst months I can remember (get on your snorkel and flippers- we're about to get deep). I had NO idea what I wanted to do at university, and eventually I settled on English at Swansea... because I wanted to  because my parents wanted me to go. I always knew I did want to go to University, but what my family and friends never understood, is that I just wasn't ready yet.


Fast forward 12 months, and whilst all the rest of my friends are doing the big 'Ikea shop' in preparation to move into their Uni halls... I am currently sat on my bed, eating a giant Toblerone, without a single care in the world... having withdrawn my application in June.


Honestly, it was the best decision I ever could have made. I now have my A Level results back, where, I actually achieved higher than my predicted grades (just wanted to throw that out there) (screw you school)...I have just got back from 5 weeks travelling (a blog post on that will come soon, just you wait) I have a year on my hands, a part time job (if you like Pizza Express, I'm ya gal), a job in Italy from January and now a new found blog... So for the first time in a long time, life is looking very promising and I will be sharing as much of it as possible with you, please stay tuned!


Ciao for now! x


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