29 October 2014

Life lately #002

Bonjour all. I start this with 'bonjour' as I would much rather find myself in Paris like this time last year, sigh. Instead I am currently dosed up on tablets, snuggled in bed and suffering from tonsillitis.  

I realised I done this type of post this time last month, and with my schedule being hectic recently I thought I would update and try to get some posts up.
If you want to stay updated, I still tweet (a lot) and Instagram here and here as @sjmwell 

Lucky old me got the 'sore mouth' on my birthday and being as busy as I am, just took some paracetamol, thought nothing of it and drove down to Norwich. Yep, bad idea- waking up un-able to breathe miles from home was scary. 

I attended a university open day like the mad person I am. With no voice and my throat swelling up, I rushed home for an emergency doctors appointment which confirmed it. Super bad timing, as my boyfriend was also travelling down to celebrate my birthday with me the same day. Not sure me being in my pj's in bed with barely a voice, was what we had planned to celebrate, but I'm actually so happy he was there. Update. He then traveled back to Cambridge, went to Hospital. I have now given him my tonsillitis. Oh my guy's. 

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27 October 2014

UCAS // My first step to University

University has been at the forefront of pretty much my life recently. Open days, portfolio ideas, coursework, all of it! 

Today, I sent off my UCAS application.  I was intuitively awake at 5.30 and watching the news, waiting until UCAS re-opened the site up at 8am. 

I am now on tender hooks awaiting a response. Then again, until I'm moved in somewhere i.e my first choice I shall be.  One which I will not be hearing about for a while yet. I am now £23 lighter for the privilege and utterly anxious at the thought of my life being in the hands of the Universities. 

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To be honest, I feel like 15 year old me would be both shocked and incredibly proud at even applying. To think a few years ago my illness prevented me from attending college, stressing myself out thinking about my future educational path, to where I am now baffles me. I didn't even think as far to University until of late! 

 "If you had to drop out of a class you are not a failure,
if you had to take time off school you are not a failure, if you had to leave school for good you are not a failure, your worth is not determined by academia and this goes doubly so for disabled people and others for whom school is set against them"

I'm both excited, nervous and absolutely anxious at the thought of it all. I just hope, hope, hope I have the opportunity to attend an interview and prove myself, who knows! 

I feel like since last year, I've had a complete 180' thought process change about how I view education. I was very negative about the effect it had on me as a mid teen and couldn't wait to leave and run from it asap. But, now it actually excites me and I'm aiming for all my top grades. Amusingly and handily, the amount of stress has yet to effect my motivation to get my work done well, so here goes guy's. Lets do this. 

I guess I should mention what I intend to study, for anyone wondering. I intend to study Graphic Design. 

As mentioned, I will highly likely be documenting this turbulent journey to University and some posts that may help fellow freshers to be! 
For everyone else in the same boat as me, I wish you so much luck and I'm so excited for everyone to get their choices they wish! 


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17 October 2014

What I learned as a teenager

So, I'm 20 on Tuesday. Twenty years old. It's an odd thought and idea to me. It's not really something I thought about as a teenager, reaching 20 and whether I'll feel or be any different. But I do.
I'm both thankful and grudgingly annoyed about my teenage years. It's a true journey, you find yourself and explore what makes you happy. Things that you would have turned your nose up at 15, at 19 you love. 
I'm definitely talking about dark chocolate there, calm guys.
So, I decided to type it down on this little blog of mine, what 20 year old Samantha learnt from being a teen. A lot of this follows through on life, but with a few of them the penny dropped in late teens, so I wanted to type it down. 
The years of 18 to now I really finally felt confident to pursue things in my life and take a few leaps, I've changed more since September 13' then I have in years. 

1 October 2014

The fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition

The other month, mum and I ventured into London to visit the Jean Paul Gartier exhibition. We had been meaning to go along for months since it begun and with only a week left of being open, we had to make sure to go!
I do apologise for the fact It's taken me a while to get this post written up. I'm now back at college and have started my new job, so with only one day off, and a heavy final year work load, blogging has taken a back seat, un-fortunately. 

I'm so glad we got to visit, it was amazing. I was so in awe and left so inspired by the beautiful garments, it left me inspired for my projects and my final major project this year.

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