Saturday, 22 December 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Christmas is near! I cannot wait to be back home.  It is going to be brilliant.  I have my friends and family waiting for my arrival.  However, before the excitement, I have to stop and think, what is Christmas really all about?

Christmas is a time of giving, and celebrating the birth of Jesus (Christian belief).  It is a great festive time of the year that draws people together.  I personally love this time of year due to the different atmosphere that is created around this festive period.  Joy, happiness, family, and friends coming together, presents and food are just a few factors that are involved around Christmas.  I believe it is a time where people can wipe the slate clean and ask for forgiveness. There will be peace between others and a kind act of sharing and love will be consumed.

Overall, it is a time to reflect on the good things you have in life and appreciate them more than you had ever done before.  Never take things or people for granted because one day you will truly need it or them but might not have it or them around anymore.

Always learn from your mistakes and try to put them right.  Be thankful this Christmas and enjoy yourself.  Please don’t drink too much Mulled Wine and eat too much Christmas cake and mince pies.  All should be done in moderation. J

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE and I hope you have a great break.  Rest well and stay safe.  Get ready to party but also remember to do your university work.

Looking forward to the New Year 2013, see you there.  Peace. Joy. Happiness!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The big approach to Christmas

If you haven’t already realised, Christmas is just around the corner.  That means it’s time to start your Christmas shopping and send out the family invites or receive the family invites.  If you are fortune to go away this Christmas then, that is a big bonus.  Unfortunately, I will not be abroad this year therefore,  I will be stuck here in the cold.  The plus side of staying here though is, it should still be great fun spending time with my family and friends.  In the meantime during the festive season, I will be having to sort out my assignments that will be due on my return to university.

I hope that I can relax over this nice festive break and not worry about university.  I would not like to be stressed out about university work over that period.  Definitely looking forward to being back home with my family and friends, enjoying each others company, receiving and giving presents and eating lots of food.  Hopefully nothing spoils the plans.

One hard decision currently in my mind is deciding what present(s) to get each person.  It takes a lot of thinking, preparation, budgeting and not forgetting the main thing: “time” to get the perfect present for everyone. 

I plan to volunteer my time; during this festive break, to shelters or places where they feed the hungry and needy people.  I do like to play my part in society when I have time to spare.  I need to get my priorities straight then, all the fun can come afterwards ideally. 

In my household, it’s a family tradition to put the christmas tree and lights up together.  It cannot be missed for any reason.  Already, I have seen christmas lights up in and on people’s house nevertheless, the stores have got ahead of the game as they started selling christmas items back in late September, early October.  All I know is, I cannot wait to see the snow, and enjoy my Christmas break off from university.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Assignments, tests, meetings… … Anymore!

These past few weeks have been very hectic.  So much to do but, so little time.   To be honest, when I first saw my timetable I thought it was great.  OH, how I was wrong!! I underestimated it completely.  Ever since the first assignment it hasn’t been a smooth time at university.  No breaks, no weekends, just work, work, work.  The pressure mounts up till you can’t think of what to do next.  Even if you start your work on time, it doesn’t help the fact that you have a minimum of five things to do, all at once.  There isn’t time to have much of a social life either.

University life is hard to manage when you’ve got other personal things to sort out.  Remember I mentionned applying to work placements for my year out of university before I graduate?... Well I have been occupied with work placement applications these past couple of weeks.  I am just waiting to hear back from the companies now.  I guess I did get distracted from my university work by applying to the different companies.  That wasn’t not good at all because now it means I have to sacrifice my social time in order to get back on track.

I have learnt that it is not only about what you can get out of something, it is what you can do or put into that thing in order to fulfil your full potential.  The best thing to do is work hard.  Put your head down and work.  Once it’s over, you can rejoice and celebrate because you will regain your freedom and life.

Going back to first year when the days were much more fun and less tiring would be a wish come true but not at very possible.  Second year is a learning curve that you as a person have to be willing to take.  I am a person who is willing to take on this learning curve and fulfil my potential.  Now ask yourself the question: “Are you?