John Lewis jumper/ Asos skirt/ ZARA jacket and boots/ Louis Vuitton bag/ Seafolly sunglasses
These photos were taken on the first day of my last year as an undergraduate law student at the University of Warwick. Provided that I don’t completely mess up my assignments and exams and end up having to redo the year, that is… *knocks on wood extremely superstitiously* I have made it somewhat of a habit to take photos on ‘big days’ such as this one so that when I’m old and wrinkly I can look back at my university days and reminisce on the good times. More than anything, it’s interesting being able to see what my mindset was like at different periods of my life. Documenting how I felt on the 1st of October 2018 via my blog is the perfect way to do that. I’ll be completely honest, my Law School ‘journey’, if you will, hasn’t been the smoothest one. There have definitely been a lot of ups and downs. Thankfully most of the downs occurred in my first year when I was trying to get to grips with making that leap from secondary school to university. A lot of things changed: academic writing standards, friendship groups, increased independence… and that’s just to name a few. I don’t know what it is about studying a law degree but law students are just known to be extremely competitive. My flatmate would even go so far as to say that law students are ‘the worst’. To be frank, I can’t blame her. Tell me one law student that didn’t tell you that they study law within the first ten minutes of meeting them. I’ll wait. That’s me included, obviously. I used to struggle with the inherent competitiveness of studying a law degree. Thankfully, over the years, I have learned different ways of working smarter, not necessarily harder, and how to tune out the people who seem like they have it all under control and have done all their reading. Newsflash: they don’t. Most importantly, I have made some fantastic life-long friends who I know I can always count on if I ever feel like I start losing my sanity during my degree. You know who you are. ❤️ I wouldn’t change my Warwick Law School and Monash Law School experience for the world – both have been pivotal in shaping the person that I am today.
I’m not quite sure how this blog post has turned into a brief diary entry about my university experience but, fear not, as I will swiftly change to a slightly lighter topic! I’ve been wearing this skirt non-stop. I’ve owned it ever since my first year at university (NB. I’m now in my fourth year so that’s a pretty decent amount of time!) but I didn’t wear it nearly as frequently as I have been this past month. Right before moving back to the UK, I asked if my mom could possibly tailor it for me and change up the hem. Long story short: the original skirt had a scalloped hem but I wanted a straight hem as it’s more versatile and therefore would get more use. My mom didn’t understand my rationale as she thought the original skirt was really nice but she was happy to help me out, and I honestly have no regrets. #NoRagrets (If you don’t get the reference, please stop reading now). I. Cannot. Stop. Wearing. This. Skirt. Also, is it just me or are mothers just amazing at everything? I’m honestly in awe of how much my mom does. She truly is my Superwoman. I know I said this blog post would get less cheesy but I guess I just felt the need to profess my love for my beautiful friends and family haha! I don’t understand how I went from talking about a simple black skirt to talking about how much I cherish my mom.
As of today, I finally have a team of people helping me organise Law Ball 2019! I’m not quite sure if I’ve mentioned it in a previous blog post but I am charge of organising a ball for the student law society and it’s slowly, but steadily, taken over my life. I live, breathe, sleep Law Ball. On repeat. It’s great to have a strong team of amazing people who will be helping me out, though. Hopefully now that I get to delegate my tasks I’ll finally get a bit more sleep… 😉 Or is that just wishful thinking?
Do you go to university? If so, what’s your university journey been like?