WOW I AM A VERY BAD BLOGGER HAHAHAHAHA. Even though I just blogged a week ago, I failed to mention that I hadn't blogged since June prior to that LMAO :$ :$ :$ Anywho, what had happened since June? OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING AMAZING AND SPECTACULAR SINCE I WAS AWAY FROM BLOGGING FOR SO LONG, RIGHT?!??! AHHAHAHAA. NOT EVEN. SOZ TO LET YOU FUCKERS DOWN. WE CAN'T ALL HAVE NICE THINGS :(
(Disclaimer that this is going to be a rather long blog post, since I anticipate that I will not be blogging for a while due to Christmas/New Years/ Europe trip coming up)
Okay, so. First Year, Semester 2 2013 happened, and I can definitely say that it was a much better semester than Semester 1. I enjoyed my classes a lot more - especially my marketing, business law and modern history class. I had great classmates, a great tutor, and I genuinely enjoyed learning the content. Finance, on the other hand, though I had the nicest, cutest tutor, IT MADE ABOUT AS MUCH SENSE AS DUBSTEP DOES TO ME. Overall, I can't complain - it was a pretty solid semester, and I PASSED FIRST YEAR ALIVE, WHICH IS MORE THAN I ANTICIPATED HAHAHA.
Okay, this is going to be a bit all over the place. I'm just going to ramble about stuff as it comes to my head HAHA sorry guys.
So how was 2013 in terms of friends? Well, my girls are still there thick and thin, even though we're at different universities and Monica's in Newcastle. Going from high school to university, you really start to see who your true friends not based on how often you see them and how often you guys meet up and chat - but more of the fact that when you guys do chat and meet up, IT'S LIKE NOTHING HAS CHANGED. AND WHEN YOU DO RUN INTO THEM, ALL THESE EMOTIONS BOIL UP THAT MAKE YOU REALISE HOW MUCH YOU MISSED THEM.
I've also gotten closer to other Hurlstone kids who do Commerce, especially the ones I didn't really get the chance to know properly in high school ^_^ as for UNSW kids, some of them are lovely, some of them are forgettable, but then there's my main girl hehehe ^_^ she's great, and always checks in on me. Serious props to this girl. I don't think people understand how much I treasure her, since she come from a school where all those girls tend to stick together (side note: Commerce at UNSW, especially first year, is mostly made up of groups of people who knew each other from high school) - so for her to take time out for me is a really big and sweet gesture.
Another big part of this 2013 was work. Being a private tutor, but being part of a wonderful, diverse team has definitely been one of the most rewarding experiences this year. I complain about having to travel to work and the 9PM finishes, but once I'm there and doing my thing, I love it. I love the kids, I love talking to them and being their friend, and I love imparting what wisdom I have HAHAHAHA. I've also made some good friends at work, who always keep me in good spirits as I tediously type up some maths test LOL. Also, my boss and manager are super cool, chill gals, so that's one less thing to complain about :)
I'm not too sure what else to write about - it's been a year where I've spent half of it on a train or a bus, with a cup of coffee in my hand and my phone in the other. It's been busy, but that busy-ness makes me appreciate my friends and family, and to take advantage of the little precious time I have with them.
It's been a crazy year, and here are 10 things I have learnt that hopefully you can learn from:
1. If you want something to happen, YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. No one is a mind reader, if you want something done, you either have to do it yourself or ask. This applies to little things like pressing the stop button on the bus to UNSW, all the way to needing less shifts for work. YOU. HAVE. TO. TAKE. ACTION. TO. MAKE. SOMETHING. HAPPEN.
2. Don't be afraid to want to sit down on the bus or the train. YOU ARE PAYING TO TRAVEL ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT, SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO PLANT YO ASS ON DAT CHAIR OK. Unless you are a school student, than please stand up you disrespectful motherfucker.
3. Time management is the key.
4. Having a sleep pattern is very super important.
5. Always make your uni timetable suit when you are most productive during the day. If you are a morning person, 9AM starts all the way. If you are more functional in the afternoon, make all your classes then. It's more worthwhile to be awake in your classes during a 4 day week timetable, as opposed to squishing it into 2 days and being tired.
6. A small 'good luck' or 'thinking of you' text of Facebook message goes a long way.
7. Girls will always have a horny, backstabbing, bitch side no matter what. It is the way of Mother Nature. Before you become fast friends with a girl, always remember she will want something out of it; whether it be a boyfriend, a reputation, or your friends.
8. If someone is putting off wanting to meet up with you, it's their 'polite' way of saying they don't want to see you anymore. People like that are little shits, so drop them, delete their number, delete them off Facebook - you're better without them.
9. Find people who are similar to you, and find people who are different to you. This is so you can always share with those who have common interests, yet you'll always be challenged by those who have different views.
10. Dressing nicely should be something to consider everytime you leave the house - I've learnt this the hard way, when I've run into people numerous times at the shops in my boxer shorts, or out for a walk or a run in my Puma shirt with a few too many holes. Put on a bit of makeup, put on some jewellery, do your haaaaiiiirrr, wear nice underwear - such little things go a long way in making you feel so much better about your day.
So that's it from me. I probably won't blog until 2014, given the Christmas and New Years is coming up, and I am going on a 2 week holiday to Italy, Belgium and France in January!! :D
Thanks for keeping up with me this year, and I can't wait for another year on heroichollyyy :) I think I'm still a hero in waiting hurhur ;)