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Sorry I haven't been able to update too regularly but I've just been so busy with uni stuff and other things. 
Freebie Fair
I went to a Freebie Fair on Tuesday for new and returning students with one of my friends and the queue for the entrance was huge :O Anyway we manged to get in fairly quickly and grab free food such as slices of pizza, cookies and sweets! There was also the huge amount of wristbands and pencils they were giving away. Me and my friend also got a picture taken together at the photo booth area. We were also given leaflets which contained student discounts on them (yaaay!) and posters to hang up on our wall! My favourite things which we received was definitely the Manfrotto tripod connector and case, which was kind of cool but I have to purchase the tripod and the LED lighting to actually make use of this product which I may look into. My other favourite freebie was the bag of stuff which costcutter were giving away. Costcutter is both a supermarket and convenience store and people were queuing for this awesome freebie (which I call the bag of happiness!) This catered for every student's needs as it contained treats such as mini oreos, alpen cereals sachets, chocolate, red bull, mikado, cookies, pringles, a pot of rice and they even cared about dental health by supplying us with a toothbrush and toothpaste haha! (not all junk food)
Headphone Disco!
That same Tuesday night I went to a headphone disco at a nightclub, I was tired after the busy day I had but I was kind of looking forward to this as it was certainly a new experience. The nightclub gave you headphones for a £5 deposit and you could switch between 2 different channels which was being broadcasted by 2 different djs! As soon as I walked in I found it hilarious that people were singing to no music, just in a silent room with huge headphones on! But when I put the earphones on it felt like I was actually in a nightclub listening to the same music as everyone else. The headphone music selection was a choice of indie, rock, motown & 60s music and the other channel played pop, RnB and dance music. This was certainly a lot of fun and exceeded my expectations. 
Activities Fair
Thursday was the day I officially enrolled as a student and I got my student card, but I manged to produce the most derptastic photo for my card! So yes I have to keep that until 2016! Great -_- Afterwards I went to the activities fair which involved getting more sweets and signing up to societies. Now my friend she probably signed up to every society going haha! As my plan is to get out of my comfort zone and to try new things I thought this would be a great opportunity. I didn't sign up to too many as some didn't really interest me, however I signed up to the tea drinking society, the hobby society, raise and give and I plan on joining the attractions and entertainment society, volunteering and the circus society :D

Student Lock-in
Thursday night I went to a student lock-in a Meadowhall! I was looking forward to this event all week! Discounts, food and FREEBIES! We started by indulging ourselves in three course meal at Frankie and Bennys. It was so nice but I was so full and I got bored of sitting down for a while. Afterwards we went all around Meadowhall to shop! I bought some lovely jumpers & nail varnish from Topshop, a new make up bag from Claires and some marker pens from Blott! We didn't get much time to shop but we still had a laugh!

I also went back to taking driving lessons on Friday, I hadn't driven in probably almost a year and it felt like I was a beginner again but my instructor has hope in me! I also went to Leeds on Saturday so I may do a shopping haul on that. I got up to a lot of things this week and this post is getting too long so I'll stop here!
Thanks for reading and your lovely comments ^_^ xx

Uni Induction!

Yesterday was my first day at university and I was so stressed out, probably beyond the normal level of nervousness, it wasn't nice at all :( It was so lovely to wake up to some lovely comments on here which really mean a lot to me, so thank you!
I tried to taking my mind off my induction by going to the Freebie Fair before which was really good, I mean who doesn't like receiving lots of free stuff! They gave away free slices of pizza which my friend had to basically force me to eat it because I was that nervous.
Afterwards I went to my university campus for the induction. I got a bit lost looking for the building I was in but managed to find some lovely people who were just as lost as me haha! So I ended up sitting with them in the induction. Now being in that small hall was like my worst nightmare, I was sat a few rows from the back which was alright, but just sitting in a place surrounded by lots of people did make me really anxious because I believe that I will have a panic attack when I least expect it. So I just forced myself to cope with it and sit throughout the whole thing (which I can usually do when I feel like I'm in a stressful situation). It actually wasn't too bad, it must have taken between an hour to an hour and a half! (I was so relieved to finally get out)
We were then taken on a tour around the campus which lasted about half an hour, it was so overwhelming because the place was so big! My friends who are already at uni told me it was normal to be confused and not remember which place was where though.
After the tour had finished we were allowed to leave, but something good came out of my day because I made a friend who is staying in accommodation not too far from me! We exchanged numbers and have made plans already :)
Now that I look back I found it so silly that I was stressing out over 2 hours of my day. This is why I hate anxiety and want to overcome it, so I can actually feel normal for once. Before I left the house my Mum told me 'you have overcome so much this year, and you can do it again now. Just think of it as an adventure an obstacle that you need to overcome.' Which made me think I can do this!

Oh! I was just browsing the interwebs and I found this blog which has a post on starting university with mental illnesses. It seems pretty helpful and informative, I did the majority of things on here before my first day began.
If you're interest then just click here

                                                                Thanks for reading! :) xx 
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Freshers Week

It's the beginning of Freshers week and I had a bit of a panic attack this morning about university which I start tomorrow. After talking to some of my friends today who managed to calm me down and reassured me that they feel exactly the same about starting, I thought I would write this post as a distraction from all the stress.
There are many reasons why I am terrified:
  • Did I choose the right course? Do I really want to study Psychology? 
  • Going through all the workload and stress again
  • Meeting new people
  • Being in crowded lectures! 
It just feels like I had the greatest year off with an amazing Summer and now that university has started it's all ended. I know this is a really negative perspective on life but that's kind of how I feel.
I know I have other things to look forward and university isn't the main thing in my life

Anyway to keep myself distracted and more positive I thought I'd list some things that make me happy whenever I'm feeling stressed or down.

Things That Make Me Happy:
  • Music
  • Concerts
  • Youtubers
  • Genuine hugs
  • Muse
  • Dogs
  • Babysitting
  • Sunny days
  • Learning Japanese
  • Friends
  • Looking at random tumblr blogs
  • Food
  • Reading
  • Buying new clothes (usually cute, vintage, quirky style)
  • Spontaneous days out
  • Going to cities like London & Manchester
  • Talking to people who have the same interests as me :)
  • Cupcakes
  • Talking to my friend who lives in Japan
  • Hot chocolate
  • Watching movies at home with popcorn & a blanket
Those are some things that make me smile when I feel crappy. I really hope this week goes smoothly and that I will settle into uni nicely like everyone says I will and I will try and post updates on my week.
Tell me things that make you happy!

Friday! Friday! Gotta get down on Friday!

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This Friday that has just gone was a very exciting day as I went to Manchester to see Paramore!
Now the night before I was really stressed out since I had organised this trip and because one of my friends had dropped out of going because of silly arguments between the group, but thankfully one of our other friends was able to book a last minute coach and join us! So we hopped on the train about 10am and arrived about 11ish, the journey was sooo quick! 

Our hotel was lovely even though it was a budget hotel, I stayed in a triple room with a double bed and bunk bed (which was awesome!) the only weird thing was the shower was in the room and had clear glass so you could see through it haha! we got past this though as we were totally amazed with the coloured LED lights on the shower head (easily amused us lot.)

Our day involved frolicking around Manchester in the Arndale shopping centre, eating at Wetherspoons and visiting their huge Primark! Picked up our friend at the coach station and headed off to the M.E.N arena for PARAMORE!

The supporting acts were okay! I enjoyed Eliza and the Bear very much however Charli XCX wasn't really my cup of tea. As soon as Paramore came on stage, the audience was going crazy as they started with 'Grow Up'. The whole show was fantastic and really lived up to my expectations. It even got pretty emotional when the played 'The Only Excepetion' and the whole arena was filled with lights from the audiences phones. During 'Misery Business' they grabbed someone from the audience to sing a part of the song, I was totally jealous! And then at the end they sprayed confetti everywhere, it was like a huge party for thousands of people ^_^ 
Now this was the second time I have seen Paramore and they were just as amazing when I saw them 3 years ago. Their style may have changed a little but they were still the same group on stage and had me up and dancing just as crazily, I think I even sprained my ankle!

We went out afterwards into the city centre but we were too exhausted to drink and dance some more, so we didn't stay out too long!
The next morning we checked out the hotel and had breakfast at Costa which was scrumptious! Afterwards we headed towards the train station and went back home!

Overall I had an amazing night and I didn't want to leave Manchester and I didn't have any anxiety but lots of fun instead! I bought a new shirt from the concert as well which I don't want to take off because I love it. 

Sorry this was so long and I'm definitely going to try to blog more. Thanks for reading x

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