How Quickly Time Flies

18 May

This blog began as I stared at an expanse of plan-less time ahead of my gap year. Back then I had high hopes for University and the year that was to precede it. It’s funny how I’ve come full-circle now the end of my degree, and student years, is imminent. I am, yet again, facing life without a clear direction. That’s not to say I don’t have plans or hopes and dreams, but there is nothing to direct me here or there. It’s both terrifying and liberating.


I have LOVED being a student. From the opportunities thrown my way to the discounts, life in the University bubble has been pretty fulfilling, and, as that suggests, it’s been pretty chockablock full. I’ve been to China, arranged a city-wide Carnival, edited sections of an award-winning newspaper, helped form an anthology joining my university to one in Juba, South Sudan, and all of this on top of my degree and some other incredible life experiences. I’ve met some incredible people that make me call my student house home (much to my mum’s upset) and who I will treasure as friends forever.


I hand in my final piece of work tomorrow morning, the Dissertation I’ve been crafting for months, and then it is it for my student life. I await the results, become a graduand and then, all going well, a graduate. I know this isn’t a novel experience, and it will be so interesting to see how people move on, away and up from where we are now. But it is, for me now, a very strange experience to be on the brink of both student and, well, unemployed. I’m leaving the place that, for better or worse, currently defines me. 

So, with all this said, I’m going to be posting a lot more. I’ll document finding my niche, exploring the world and working my way into the life I want to lead. I know this blog, as a whole, is a bit random but for the moment I’m just happy to keep espousing (sorry, dissertation brain) my stream-of-consciousness (sorry, English student…or at least I was…where is the line between is and was?) into the void. 


4 Responses to “How Quickly Time Flies”

  1. zakkthomas May 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Congrats on finishing ! I very much understand the sense of loss in direction, or lack of goals as a student. There are so many opportunities, but the difficulty lies in choosing one best suited for us… for me, I am slowly understanding that fulfillment in life will come from my future children, that there is nothing more joyful or important than being able to provide the best pathway for their experiences in this world.

    • sunrisetostarlight May 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      Thank you! Really nice to hear from someone navigating this same void, especially as your conclusion is pretty sound!

      • zakkthomas May 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

        Same here, I love finding others who can relate to my conditions, to my goals and struggles. You should follow my blog, maybe we can help each other out 🙂

  2. benbrilliant May 20, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    Reblogged this on benbrilliant.

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