Long time no speak! I have a very good excuse for my prolonged absence, I’ve been super busy finishing up my degree. Yes, it’s all over and done with and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it all just yet. I don’t know where the time has gone and although I’m totally sick of essays and exams I’m not sure if I’m ready to face the uncertainty of the big bad world. I feel as if the stages of grief are upon me now that it’s over and I’m firmly placed in denial at the moment with the sadness lurking now that college is over. I’ll miss all the ‘quick lunches’ that turned into hours talking (on a daily basis) and the comradery that we had in Irish Studies.
I remember my first day in college so vividly that I can’t begin to believe that it was four years ago. I stood outside my first meeting feeling trepidation and then relief that my fears of not fitting in were proving to be a waste of time. I remember some distinctive people from that meeting but ironically I don’t clearly remember those who would become my closest friends. I had my ups and downs in college but I’m thankful for the experience and the friends that I picked up along the way. I wasn’t prepped for Trinity, in fact I was all set for UCC in Cork. But I must admit that something was tugging at me in the months leading up to my college adventure, so much so that I ended up applying for Trinity at the eleventh hour but it was the right decision for me and I’m glad that I listened to myself.
I don’t know where the four years of my life went and unfortunately I do have regrets, but that’s life. I’m not sure what the future holds for me. It’s partly exciting but quite terrifying. I’m currently playing with the idea of doing a masters, in what I’m not entirely sure but a few creative writing and history courses have piqued my interest. Right now though I do think that I will take the year off and just try to figure myself out and perhaps do a bit of traveling…it would be rude not too.