So it’s official. I made it to 19. This time next year I’ll be celebrating my second decade of existence. It’s weird.
The question I was asked most on my birthday (which was a week last Thursday, by the way) was “do you feel any older?” And to be honest, no. I know it’s like not meant to feel any different but I honestly haven’t felt like I’m a legal adult at all. I still feel like I’m 12, so all these grown up responsibilities feel wrong to me. Receiving bank statements, starting and finishing my first ever full time job, sorting out my student loan out and the like. I always feel like taking a step back and asking myself “what the hell is going on?!” And everyone expects me to be able to understand everything and do everything correctly and it feels like nobody can sympathise that this is all new to me and I’m still learning to be an independent young woman. That’s life, I guess. I wish that instead of forcing BTEC Science on me in school, they gave lessons on how to properly make a phone call for finance queries and how to actually understand all these adult terms and whatnot because I’m bloody awful at it. Maybe someone can construct a hand guide on how to be adult. I’d buy it.
Anyway, my celebrations. I had a very simple birthday. I had presents in the morning, took the dogs up the Rhigos mountain for a walk and then went for a meal in my favourite Italian restaurant, La Trattoria, in the evening which was nice.
Saturday I went to Cardiff with some friends and had a meal in Pieministers and it was nice to see them and chill out. It was nice to see some people as we’re all busy with school/college/uni/work so it was a nice little catch up. And I’m delighted to have found out I am entitled to have a discount next time I go to Pieministers thanks to my swanky NUS Extra card (a discount card for students.) I even managed to nab myself a new purse which I’ve needed for a while for half price at Claire’s. Chuffed is an understatement.
In other news, I’ve officially started my Open University degree! As previously said, I’m studying BA Honours English Literature and Creative Writing which is really exciting. I’m currently on my first module AA100 which is Arts Past and Present. I’m really excited as I’ve never had the opportunity to study this kind of topic before. I’m still not used to everything there is to do with the OU but I know I’ll get there soon!
Anyway, I’m off- I’ve got to get ready for a very busy week ahead of me. What’s that? Well, you’ll have to follow this blog and check up, won’t you?