My weekend away

Hello reader, I hope you had a fantastic September. As you might have realised, I took September off and didn’t make any posts. I have decided that this will be a recurring event. This is because I’m a student and, for students, September is a very stressful time of year. I hope you can respect this.

So, I just spent the weekend away from home in Northampton with my friends who live in Northampton. I had an amazing time because I haven’t seen them for what feels like forever but also because I was able to experience student life to a degree.

For those of you who don’t know, after seeing the university in June, I have had my heart set and I am so excited to get going. Not only do I love the subject I am set to study (Media Studies) but I also love the city and the people.

For the sake of my mental health, I took a three-day weekend and it was the best thing I did. Although we didn’t have mental nights out or do the most exciting things in the city, we had fun doing the little things like playing overcooked 2 until 2 am (oops) and having a fantastic time in the city by going shopping and having a cute cup of coffee.

Sometimes, doing the simple things like these in life is really important. While it’s great fun to go to a theme park or go to the cinema, it’s more beneficial to go somewhere, have fun and talk. Like I’ve said before, talking is crucial to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and once you can get it out, it feels so good.

If either of you are reading this, thanks again for the fantastic weekend. I had so so much fun and it was very good for my mental health. I’m looking forward to spending more time with you when I move in summer.

I felt like I had walked confidently away from my problems and I was able to relax without worrying about them. It was great. However, when I returned to Peterborough, those problems returned. I immediately felt stressed and lonely.

What I learnt from this experience is that I am more ready for the next stage of my life than I originally thought. I need to get away from Peterborough and move away for good. I need to start my new chapter in life and enjoy it as much as I can.

Yugen – A thought about the universe which triggers an emotional response too complex for definition

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