Friends

The older I’ve become, the more I’ve realised how important friends are and how important it is to have the best friends that you can.

In primary school, you have so many friends that you can’t count them all on one hand, it’s party time every single weekend with presents to give and party bags to receive, but they’re not all friends that are going to stick with you forever.

When you get to high school, you keep some of the friends you had in primary school, but others move on with their lives and you drift apart. This is also when you find a whole new set of friends and you all grow up together within the next five years.

Leaving school is probably one of the biggest shocks to your friendship circle. Whether your friendship group all splits off to different colleges and sixth-forms or not, you will most probably drift apart into new groups.

Coming to university, I’ve created a whole new set of friends who I adore and wouldn’t change for the world. Living in a completely different part of the country to all your friends at home, gives you the opportunity to learn who your true friends are. The ones that still make an effort to see you and keep in contact are the ones that you will treasure forever. There are friends that I expected to be in my life forever, who I have drifted apart from since starting uni.

Everything is always changing, but it’s okay to embrace the change.

Ellen x

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Living in Brighton

Brighton is another world compared to anywhere else I’ve been in England. It’s so quirky and liberal, anything goes. You could wear a bin bag for all people here care, expression is definitely the key in this seaside town.

Alongside that, it’s the gay capital of Britain, so the city is thriving with pride. Whether you’re a girl who likes girls, a boy who likes boys, attracted to the opposite sex, doing drag, transgender, pansexual, literally anything, you will be welcomed with open arms into this city’s community.

Brighton is amazing, not only for it’s acceptance but what it has to offer. The beach and the pier are iconic, and are still so widely loved across the country. As soon as the sun comes out, everyone comes down to Brighton beach!

There’s also the famous Brighton Lanes to get those extra quirky purchases. Whether you’re looking for clothing, music, home essentials, or jewellery, the lanes will never fail you.

I can’t wait to see the city come alive for Pride in August!! Lots of fun to come!

Ellen x

My University Experience So Far…

I’m now coming to the end of my first year of university and it’s been interesting, to say the least. It hasn’t been exactly how I expected it to be.

For starters, I thought majority of my fellow students would be the same as me, straight out of a-levels and into uni, but most of them finished their a-levels at least 1 or 2 years ago and worked in-between. I partly wish I’d done this because then I would be able to enjoy my uni experience without having to manage a part-time job alongside. But unfortunately I’ve got to manage my university work, part-time job and social life, which is much crazier than I thought it would be, and it can all get a bit much sometimes.

Especially in the run up to deadlines and exams, it’s a very stressful time. It makes it so much harder to focus when you’re living with your friends. You’ve just got to put your foot down and try your best not to get distracted by everything around you.

But despite all that, I have made some amazing friends here who are like family now and I would change how this first year has gone for the world. Here’s to the next 3 years of this crazy life!

Ellen x

 

I’m at University now?!

It’s been a few years since I posted on here but I’m now a student at the University of Brighton! I thought I would recover this blog and document¬† my uni experience! I’m studying Digital Media Development so this blog can also potentially help with my Industrial Placement and future careers. So, I’m back and excited to start this back up!

Ellen x

School Photos…

You just know that you’re going to sit there, thinking that you look good and that you’re smiling nicely but you’ll find out a month later that you looked like a disgrace. That’ll be me tomorrow!

It’s my last ever school photo which means that it will be shown everywhere! The year book, prom, our awards ceremony, it will be given to potential colleges! Help!

I haven’t had a good school photo since I was really young and sort of cute…

– Year 2: my mum forced me to wear a hairband that made my ears stick out.

– Year 3: I tripped and hit my face on a bench about half an hour before the pictures were being taken. Resulting in a red bruise under my right eye and a quick photo between nose bleeds…

– Year 4: flat hair and goofy teeth.

– Year 5: flat hair and huge retainer.

– Year 6: frizzy bob haircut and huge retainer.

– Year 7: even more frizzy bob and a frizzy box fringe, yey! Plus the huge retainer.

Year 9: awkwardly smiling without showing my teeth because I didn’t want to show my train tracks…

And tomorrow will be my last one! Wish me luck!

Took an arty shot

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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.