Lifestyle// Taking A Confidence Leap Into University

                                                                                                            Hey lovelies,
It's currently past 3am in the UK and I feel now is the perfect time to get a post going. I've already had a little boogie in bed to Taylor Swift (boogie?) and I feel I am now in my creative hour. Remind me again to never fall asleep at 11:30 because I'll be wide awake until the early morning. This is my first personal post I've written since being in Uni and it feels so odd to be in new surroundings. As I briefly mentioned in my last post, Uni for me is currently like one big roller coaster which I'm not ready to get off.

Before leaving home for halls, I had a long hard think to myself about what it is that I want to achieve whist at University. My main goal of course is to get a degree that will hopefully open many doors and exciting opportunities for me. Aside from that, I had a think about some personal goals I wanted to set myself. The first thing that instantly stood out in my mind was confidence. I don't think I've ever really spoken about it on here but I really lack confidence and can be ever so shy a lot of the time. I've always wished I could just break out of it and ooze with confidence but it just isn't that easy. Since September 21st (the date I moved to uni) I feel I have made the biggest effort to keep that goal up. I have said yes to so many new things and that honestly makes me feel so good because looking back a few months, or even weeks ago I wouldn't have pictured myself like this now. 

The actual point of this post is to actually talk about the fact that I have dived right into the deep end and I am loving it. 1. I volunteered to work at an open day for my Uni where I talked about my Public Relations and Marketing Communications course and met lots of lovely people hoping to enrol onto it next year. It was such an enjoyable day and from this I met a lot of new people and have been asked to work the next one. 2. I have said yes to many things without making excuses as to why I can't do it. I am a planner and have to have a lot of structure in my life. So when someone invites me to something last minute, It really just throws me into panic mode and there have been so many times in the past where I have missed great opportunities or chances to bond with the people I love. University has made me break that structure down a lot, which I thought was impossible.

3... I totally wrote for my Uni newspaper.  

This will mean nothing to a lot of people but to me this is such a big achievement. I've always wanted to get my writing out there some how and blogging is an incredible platform to be do that. I also wanted to look for other places to write other than my blog and that's where the newspaper fit in. You're able to write about anything you want and it is available online to read and in physical form around campus for all to see. The fact I got to talk about my love of fashion and didn't try to wriggle my way out of a great opportunity just makes me happy. What I am basically trying to get at is it's so rewarding to set yourself goals and see them unfold right before your eyes. I am still not exactly sure where I want to be on the confidence scale but I am doing a heck of a good job, if I do say so myself. 

Have you set yourself any goals recently?

What's your opinion?

  1. What an extremely inspiring post! Well done for setting yourself goals and actually achieving them! I didn't set myself specific goals for uni but I thought my main challenge would be talking to and making friends with new people but its so much easier than I thought it would be because everyone is in the same boat.

    I am like you used to be- I need notice & can't change up my schedule. I really would like to start saying yes to more things though!

    I really love posts like these.
    Julianne |

    1. Thank you very much for the lovely comment Julianne! :D I think that's something I have to keep reminding myself, everyone is in the same boat. It feels so good to have a go at doing new things.

      Once you get through that first step of saying yes to a few things then I'm sure for us both it'll turn into a piece of cake. Here's to us both in hoping we succeed! :)

  2. That is absolutely fantastic and great that university are giving you loads of opportunities, especially the writing! I definitely miss out on most things because of my anxiety, but I know that a lot of people feel the same and its ok :) xxx

    1. Thank you Jessica! :) I really do love that university has just given me all this confidence, it feels great. Yeah definitely, I still definitely have my days where anxiety gets the better of me but you've just got to know it'll get better.


  3. I love this post, as I was the same at Uni! I said yes to everything I was interested in, didn't worry about what my friends were doing and it totally helped me build me to who I am today. Uni offers so many opportunities and it is the experiences like those which allowed me to start my blog and then FBL Bloggers. Good luck :)

    1. Thanks a lot Jess! :) It's so true, that's what I love about uni. Aww, and both your blog and fbl bloggers are wonderful! thanks so much.