Hey everyone !
Today is the first day of my reading week, and I thought it was a good time for me to do a sort of summary of the past couple of months. Nothing super interesting really, but I like to write that kind of post for me to remember what I’ve achieved or not, and to improve in the future. So here we go !
- University life
I’m okay. Some days are better than others, but for the most of it I think I’m doing alright. But to be honest, I’m a bit disappointed of the course, I think it could have been a bit better. I’m not saying it is crap, but for the incredible amount of money my family have to pay (9000£ without the accommodation…), I think the level is a bit low. I’m lucky to have great teachers all from the journalism industry, but I wish we had more practical things to do or more structured lessons. Now, I think this is because I’m comparing to the French system, where for each subjects I had a notebook with all the things I had to learn in it, so I knew what I had to know for exams etc. Here in the UK it is really different, and it scares me a little. I hope I’ll be okay for the exams .. Only the future will tell me that ! The radio class was kind of fun in the end, hearing the finished programme was an achievement! I would though like to have more magazine oriented practice and not online newspapers, because for the moment we’ve just spoken about the newspapers and writing for online, but nothing about magazines .. In second year probably!
But yea, I enjoy my course for most parts. It can be really stressful with all those interviews etc, and some days I feel pressured and like I just want to stay in my bed and not having to face all the work which has to be done and all the assignments, lectures etc. But I keep going, I think it is for the best. I see some people saying the course is crap, well I don’t have anything to compare it with so I think it is good and hopefully this degree will get us something we love to do. I know that it will be more interesting in the second and even more in the 3rd year during which I’ll be able to specialise in « Fashion & Style ». Can’t bloody wait !
Also I have some great friends now at Uni, which is always nice for those days when I feel down. They aren’t my best friends yet, because sometimes it is hard to understand each other’s, but I feel like we are link by our love for Journalism. That’s cool !
Well, I think I’m doing pretty well with it. I know it isn’t a blog having 1000 single visitors per day, but I’m close to 4000 views in total, so I’m satisfied with it. I’ve re-started it few months ago as I wasn’t happy with its format, but now I think it looks good and how I want it to be. My main focus on it is obviously beauty things, but I’m also talking about everything & nothing, as I’m doing now. In the future, I also want to include some fashion posts, but I can’t photograph my outfits my-self.. I though think I will ask my sister when I’m back in France for holidays to take some shots in advance, why not ?? If you have any suggestions for it please do let me know, or feedbacks etc, it is always useful for me !
Same as my blog, I’m happy with it ! I’ve started my French YouTube channel two years ago now, first filming time to time with my webcam, and now filming regularly with a better quality camera. I never thought I would have more than 10 subscribers, but now I’m approaching 900 which is crazy ! I really enjoy doing those videos, it is my passion and I hope I’ll improve even more this year ! Hopefully if I get a MAC I’ll be able to do cool effects and things on my videos to make them look even better ! I also started my English YouTube channel, which got more than 100 subscribers already, which is cool as I have it since a few months and I don’t have much videos on it yet ! So I’m looking forward to improve it too ! Let me know your feedbacks and everything !!
- My London life
It depends. Sometimes I’m super happy to be here, and some days I feel like crap and miss my friends & family a lot. My family has always been really supportive, and I also get along with them super well ! So I miss this atmosphere sometimes, not having them around me and laugh all together. But I guess that is life and that I should just deal with it. Also, even if I’ve made a couple of good friends here, I can’t help but feel lonely some nights. At the end of the day, it is just me, in my single room. I knooow I shouldn’t complain, but there are days I just want to buy a flight home.
But I realize how lucky I am to live in one of the world’s most exciting city. Always something to do, great venues, great museums, shops, atmosphere .. And the city is beautiful! I just love seeing the Shard sparkle in the night when I walk down St John Street, I feel like I’m in a dream or something. I hope London will be the place where my dreams will come true, as cheesy as this may sound.
That is it for my « feelings » thoughts kind of post. Let me know how is your life going now and if you share anything I’ve said. I will see you very soon for a beauty post ! Tchao ! Liz x