It’s been a while since I’ve written, but don’t take it personally. Things this term didn’t quite go to plan, and although I’m not in any way obligated to explain myself I feel like it’s in some way necessary in order for me to draw a line and move on, because things are going to change around here.

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Now I’ve been back home for a week after the end of my second semester at university, it’s high time I took a look back at the term and see how I fared in achieving my goals over the ten weeks. This post will be based on my uni term two: goals and plans post, so if you missed that or just want to refresh your memory it might be worth checking it out first.

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Monday 26th October By some miracle I managed to avoid any kind of sadness until the end of week four, when – since things come in threes – all of a sudden I was hit with loneliness, homesickness and a bout of very real flu. Thankfully G had booked train tickets some weeks ago to come up to visit me that weekend; whilst I knew my illness would prevent the perfect weekend I’d had planned his visit really couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Monday 12th October 2015 It’s strange to think I’ve only been here two weeks. In some ways it feels like it’s been forever since we all moved in, and in others, I don’t seem to have stopped since arriving. It won’t be long before this way of living is totally ordinary, but for now I’m enjoying the newness of everything.

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Wednesday 7th October So Freshers’ Week is over and already I’m three days into lectures, seminars and workshops. Now that I’ve finally found a spare moment I’m taking the opportunity to look back on last week – a non-stop whirlwind of new people, hallway pyjama parties and the odd jägerbomb or two (sorry Mum!)…

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