But I have finished!!!!
Sarina & I
It was the most amazing day of my life (so far). After four years of full time study, a walk down a main strip in Takapuna with other graduating buds to a bagpipe or three playing, to then walk across a stage in front of friends and family to be capped and then to leave with my degree in my back pocket. Amazing. It made all those last minute late nights finishing assignments and days on end spent studying for exams all worth while.
Late tomorrow afternoon we’re hitting the road, for a camping trip at Kai Iwi Lakes – apparently it’s spectacularly beautiful – I’ve never been. Myself and the uni crew are off for a long weekend of well deserved relaxation, drinking, tanning, wakeboarding, rubber-ring floating, eating, gossiping and anything else that comes when eight guys and five girls hit the road for a three-day weekend, celebrating the end of exams and the end of university forever for most of us, not all.
As a side note, I realise I talk about these friends a lot on here. You all must be wondering who they all are? Well sadly I don’t have a photo of them all together. I will try my best this weekend! I know that most of them now read this blog, so I think they need to have their smiley little faces up here. Haha.
I am looking forward to the stunning spot, the relaxation and fun! Positive thinking on the gorgeous weather, please!!!
Feck! What a four years that was…
I’m not talking about some insane relationship I’ve been keeping from you or some cult I finally managed to escape. I’m talking about the last four years of my slaving and late night cramming all the name of getting a degree. University. She’s over and it’s still kind of surreal.
It felt like forever ago that I started and to be honest, back then I never thought I’d finish. I was a late University-bloomer. I had two years off after school and worked. So as my high school friends were all finishing their degrees I was only mid-way. But I’m thrilled with myself that I stuck at it. There were moments it got painfully frustrating at it seemed easy to quit, there were moments I had to re-sit papers (most FRUSTRATING thing in the goddamn world!!), but I’ve made it.
Like I say, it’s surreal. But I’m beyond excited! I’m ready for the next chapter of my life to begin and absolutely thrilled to know that I don’t have to write 1,500-2,000 word essay this weekend, or next weekend, or the next. Fantastic!
On a totally different tangent… last night I went to have dinner at Navy man’s parents! My god, I know. We’re not “official” but I’ve met his parents and his Nan, all lovely people, so relaxed. It was awesome. Things seem to be moving fast, after 6 weeks, but then the whole official thing isn’t. Yeah confusing. But I’m just going with the flow…
*Subject to the harshness of my lecturers marking, but I’m fairly confident.
Over the years at uni, my group of buds have become very close. You know how you always think your friends from high school will be your best friends? I thought that too. But over the past year and a bit my uni friends have become much closer. I still love my high school friends and see a couple one of them regularly. Somehow my friendship with the uni group is just so much closer. This is the group I’m travelling to southeast Asia with. The close group consists of four guys and four girls. Of course there are others that join in quite often, but our core group is eight of us.
Tonight one of the guys of the group is hosting ‘random beer/fight night’. It sounds like a real boys night. Haha. But actually tonight I think there will be more girls than guys. So what’s the plan? We are turning up with a random beer, meat for a BBQ and the plan is to watch the Tua vs. Cameron fight. Haven’t heard of it? It’s the Fight of the Century, people! Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Anyways, for my beer selection I have picked a Bavarian Blonde, somehow appropriate I feel. I purchased it with one female and one male friend, he tells me it’s not that random. But I don’t care, it’s random to me. I have never tried it! I don’t want something so repulsive that it’s a waste of money.
Plus being that it’s “blonde” means it’s low in carbs and therefore not so bad for me. Remember, I’m not supposed to be drinking beer! Everyone is bringing different beers, so I will try others – I’m sure they will be revolting. Toni purchased herself a beer from India, apparently it goes well with curries – ya don’t say!
Tonight will be fun before mad exam study season kicks in. I can’t believe I have one month of uni left. *cries*
Last night a group of us from uni headed out to celebrate the handing in of all our assignments. It’s crunch time now, just exams to go and I’m out into the big, wide world! Scary much? YES.
I failed to remember that wine is a killer on a big night out and consumed too many glasses of it. Yick. Don’t feel so flash today…
I was supposed to be heading out sailing this afternoon with the guys from the yacht club next door, thank goodness it was cancelled due to crap weather. I think I’d have a high chance of falling overboard today, as it would be my first time and all…
Apparently I need to update this blog more often, as more and more people offline are reading it and require more regular updates. The pressure! What if life is seriously dull? Will you be happy with me talking about every calorie I ate for the day? Or maybe how many hot men I checked out? Or how many hours I wasted on facebook while I should have been working or studying for exams? Or my bowel movements?
Because seriously, I know that kind of content will bring many followers.