21/03/2017

Turning the negative into positive.

When I started my blog (over two years ago now) I was in my first year of university and working part time. I had a lot of spare cash and also a lot of spare time, my blog was based on fashion which I could do as I would buy stuff literally all the time. (too much to be honest)

Hoodie: Missguided
Skirt: Missguided (similar)
Boots: Zara (similar) 



 My second year of university I started to volunteer a lot, I quit work after realising that actually the spare cash wasn't worth what I was missing out on at university. I know that I was very, very lucky to be able to do that and not everyone has that option. This is where the university experience really began for me. I was president of my college and the friends and the experiences that came with this, and I don't say this lightly, I believe stopped me from going into depression. Second year just seemed to be a cycle of bad things after bad things, many days I just didn't want to do anything and I don't think I realised the severity of it until after I was removed from the situation. My volunteering gave me something to look forward to and something to be proud of.




These experiences made me want to run to be Union president, and for the last two years this is how I've seen my future. Wanting to make changes for students, who like me may be struggling or unlike me loving university and want to get involved even more. Sadly, the election didn't go my way and I didn't win, but these things happen.


I'd be lying if I said I wasn't upset, I really am. But nothing can take away from words that were said to me during campaign's week. People who I didn't know,  or have any mutual friends with, were telling me that I was one of the first people's names they knew when coming to university and that I made them feel welcome here. Other's saying that they thought I was the strongest candidate and the one that seemed to care the most. Shockingly, I had no real hate during the whole week. (not to my face anyway) And even though I didn't win, I do feel incredibly loved.


I still want to continue helping students, sadly it won't be in the means I'd imagine. However, I do have a platform, a small one, on the internet. For a while I was struggling with ideas for my blog and what to do with it especially as I've changed a lot since I've started. Now I'm using this platform for student lifestyle. It won't be a total change of direction, but more incorperating a slightly more useful element to aspects I already enjoy.





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