1 Jun 2013

Not our last goodbye..

So a year ago I wrote a blog post with pictures of my university room in halls as I was packing it up to go home. My thought behind it was to capture one last memory before it wasn't mine anymore, but reading back over it made me feel.. strange. That room represented negativity for me, I didn't feel as free as I had expected in my first year, I didn't have the secure friendships I have now, I was in an abusive relationship, I felt overweight and extremely unhappy about having to go back home. A year on I'm taking pictures in a room that is my home, it is filled with things I love, but most importantly represents a year in which I think my life has moved in a positive direction, I am healthier, happier and more fulfilled. I proved to myself that I am a resilient human being when I want to be. I can cook spaghetti bolognese from memory. I read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I remembered why I love writing. I spent nearly everyday with my friends. I went on a boat in the middle of December. And I collected a hell of a lot of crap... 

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  1. Your room is so pretty!! It's good to hear that you're feeling much happier!!! x

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  2. So many books :)
    Glad you feel like you've moved forward!
    Friendships seem to blossom more in the 2nd of university.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I have a problem with book buying.. but I'm an Eng lit student so I feel like it's justifiable haha!

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  3. My word your room is gorgeous, I bet you'll be sad to leave it. Onwards and upwards though- hopefully your next room will feel even more like home and you'll still keep moving in a positive direction :).
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

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    1. Thankyou Kaz, I'm sad to leave it, but hopefully my next one will be just as nice :)

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  4. Glad your having a better year! My first year wasn't so great either! I was going to go to Norwich too which is strange! I wish my room had that many books, I've taken to buying charity books so I could take them back after, but I can't quite bring myself to do it xxc=

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    1. First year is a weird one, some people loved it, but I just found it all a bit intense! Oh that's what I do, charity shops always have really cheap classics in (probably the reason I'm drowning in my own book collection)

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