I feel like I haven’t really sat down and written a proper update in a while, so I thought a little mid-year life update was necessary. With only 3 months left of the year, it isn’t quite a mid-year life update, but I feel like I’m going into a new part of the year. Summer is over, winter is beginning and so is second year of university. It feels like the perfect time to write a little belated mid-year life update.
You may have already seen these photos on my Instagram last month, but I loved them too much not to share. This golden hour lighting was exactly what my Instagram needed!
Summer 2019 has been wonderful. I spent much needed time at home with my family, and spent longer than 3 days in one place which I took for granted before the start of university. I went big weekend, passed my driving test, launched some new lashes, celebrated my birthday in style and got a new part time job. I also travelled to Dublin, Newcastle, Tenerife, London and to the Yorkshire Wolds… and I loved every single one of them breaks. To top it all off, I also found out that I got a high 2:1 in my first year, which I was so proud of. Its arguably been one of my favourite summers ever.
I thought to write this mid-year life update before I go back to university, to give an update on my plans for second year, because I don’t really think its the typical uni experience. If everyone is updated then we can move on and carry on living our lives, and you will understand when I talk about my life without having to explain my living situation all of the time.
Im moving back home. I think its quite a taboo thing to talk about because your university experience is painted to be the best years of your life, but first year for me just wasn’t that. I documented this in my moving to university posts this time last year, but lets just say from the moment I set foot at university I haven’t liked it. First year had good memories don’t get me wrong, but on the whole university life just isn’t for me.
Im in such a lucky position that my university is only an hour away from home, so I have the ability to travel there without too much time or financial pressure on me. Plus my family are so supportive of my choices and are completely ok with me moving back home whilst I am at university, which I am so thankful for. Its going to be a lot of travelling, but I know I am going to be so much happier in myself despite the extra travelling. I am not dreading going back to uni this year, which makes a much nicer change.
Plus, if ever I do need to be in Leeds for an early lecture or a night out, I have plenty of friends that will willingly have me. I don’t think I’m going to miss out!
Some of the eagle-eyed amongst you will know that I spent a lot of last year in Manchester, as that is where my boyfriend lives and I have made good friends with his flatmates and people in the city. That won’t be changing! I am planning on spending as many weekends as I can there this year, as I have really enjoyed it and it does give me part of the ‘typical uni experience’. The best memories of last year were made in Manchester, so I’m excited to hopefully have that again this year.
I will be living between 2 places this year, and its 2 places where I feel comfortable and happy which makes me very content.
As far as university goes, not much has changed. I am going to be at university 3 days a week, working 1 day a week and then running my business amongst all of that. Its going to be a busy year but I am so excited about it! I am good at working hard and I work best when I have a lot to do, so I think I am going to flourish this year being in an environment where I am happy and doing what I love… well I hope so anyway! My aim is to get another 2:1 in second year, which I hope is achievable.
I thought that this mid-year life update was needing to update my audience on what is happening in the world of Tori going into year 2, especially my living arrangements. I am really happy with my choices, and I do think that year 2 is going to be so much better than year 1. Im sorry for how chatty this post is but I’m glad I sat down to write it, to finish my summer 2019 chapter and starting off the next chapter of my university adventure.