|One of my favourite highlights: Graduation Day|
The final three of the class and our tutor, Emma.
I can't really remember much about January, only that it was the start of the final semester of my degree - oh how those three years flew by! But in February it was time for me to celebrate my 21st birthday; the celebrations started by traveling to Nando's for a fantastic meal and then celebrated in style with a night out in good old Meggies (aka Cleethorpes!) with my best friends - perfect! March time was when my year started to get interesting; I received a letter from HM Court Services and opened it to find that I had been summoned for Jury Service (yes, me, at 21!) It was due for April but I had to defer my service for a later date as I had a better offer - a job interview at the Daily Mail!
I was so unbelievably excited; a third-year journalism student who had yet to graduate had the opportunity to train with the Press Association and end up with a job with the national newspaper itself. I did not get the job but I had the best time in London anyway; my dad came with me as I had never been to the city before (only to see Britney Spears at the O2 arena in 2009 - but that was a quick visit) and it was great spending the day with him, walking around (in my classic black pencil dress and heels from House of Fraser), seeing the sights and taking in what a great opportunity I had been given, despite the outcome - I was a very lucky student!
|On Liberty Island in front of |
the Manhattan skyline
|The Perfect Wedding |
|Myself and friends ready for|
a night out in Manchester!
|The view of Cleethorpes Seafront|
from my flat.
October was another highlight - my graduation ceremony. After waiting months for the day to arrive, it finally came and it was definitely one to remember! I received the Student of the Year award which I was ecstatic about (and very surprised!) and on the way to the pub for a family meal to celebrate I received a fantastic phone call from Cosmopolitan magazine; somebody had dropped out last minute for work experience so they called to ask if I would like to go, which if course I would have LOVED to, but unfortunately I couldn't at such short notice - I was absolutely devastated but the lovely lady on the phone said she would call back next year to rearrange - so fingers crossed that happens! Or if it doesn't I will make it happen, I am so determined to not let this slip away!
December has been a strange month for me, I won't go into detail as, despite sharing a lot of information about myself on this blog, I am a very private person, but after a long time a part of my life has changed and I really am so upset about it. But despite this I had a lovely Christmas with my family and I have realised how great my friends are - well I always knew it but this has proved it! So now New Year is nearly here and I know that in order to top this year I really have to push myself career-wise and in my personal life - I'm very nervous but I am so excited; I am determined to make 2011 just as good, or if not even better than 2010.