Don’t miss me if you can

8th December 2013

On Friday I submitted my last two pieces of coursework for 2013, and my goodness it felt good! I’ve got a lecture on Monday, one on Friday and then on Saturday I’m off home for the Christmas break. I can’t wait!

In my last blog post I mentioned how I was going to be positive and optimistic about the week ahead. I failed. I cried a lot and I said “I’m fed up of all this shit” quite a few times.

I got some coursework results back this week and they weren’t what I was expecting. I had to write a lab/field report on soil contamination and I genuinely thought that it was best piece of work since starting university. I had tonnes of references, the layout and wording was all professional and I felt proud of myself. So, you can imagine my shock when I got my results back and found out that I had achieved my lowest score for a piece of coursework since starting my degree. I feel like I lost marks for petty reasons, again. I swear the first year of university was a trick to make you feel like you were clever enough to get a 1st. Second year is a bitch.

I was in a lecture when I found out my results and all I wanted to do was leave. As soon as I got back to the flat I broke down in floods of tears. Tyrone was an absolute sweetheart and took me out for a McDonalds to cheer me up. We had a nice walk around town afterwards.

Ty came to my rescue yet again when I asked him to read over my essay to check it was okay. He was honest and pick up on some huge problems with my essay. Once again I cried. I wasn’t upset because Ty had found faults with it. I was upset because they were obvious mistakes I should have noticed. My answer didn’t address the question at all. I was so grateful that Ty had read over it for me and made me aware of the mistakes. He sat down with me and helped me to plan out a better structure and answer using the information I already had. I wasn’t 100% happy with the essay when I submitted it but I was glad to see the back of it.

It wasn’t all bad though. Tyrone’s mum came over to visit on Monday evening and took us out for a meal at Ask Italian, which was lovely. We also finally got an electricity bill from British Gas. If you’ve been reading about my shenanigans with sorting out an electricity supplier then you will understand my relief. I’ve never been so happy to receive and pay for a bill in all my life.

I’m not even going to state that this week will be better because it probably won’t be, but I shall face every challenge as it comes.

I’m not taking my laptop home for Christmas (because with its broken battery and keyboard it’s more like a desktop nowadays) so I will be blogging on my mum’s laptop, if I can remember my WordPress password!

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  1. Chynna


    Well done on finishing your coursework. It’s always such a relief when you finish a piece – feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I hope you’re feeling better! At least your boyfriend was there to cheer you up and helped you with your essay, as well. Such a sweetheart πŸ™‚ Don’t worry, with the way this year has flown by I’m sure second year will finish soon. At least you have Christmas break now! You can relax a little bit.

    • It really does feel that way. At least I can relax and enjoy what’s left of 2013 and hope that 2014 brings more luck with it.

      I actually can’t believe how quickly the time has gone! I’m half way through my degree already!

  2. Veronica

    Aw dear, it sounds like you’re going through a bit of a rough patch with school right now, and I totally understand. I’m used to being a straight-A student, and recently I’ve started taking harder classes in school and I haven’t been getting the grades I wanted and it’s really getting to me.

    Try to remember that school isn’t your entire life, that you have so much more to look forward to, like Ty! He sounds like a great person to have in your life. Learning and crying from these mistakes is sometimes exactly what you need to do to push through it. I wish you luck, don’t give up and keep your head high. πŸ™‚

    • When I started my degree I was achieving 1st, and I finally thought I’d found something I was good at, especially after struggling so much at college with the subjects I choose. Hopefully, I can learn from my mistakes and get back on the road to achieving.

      He really is. πŸ™‚ We are currently planning days out and a holiday to keep ourselves occupied. I’m trying to get back into blogging/web design so that I have something else to do other than uni work.

  3. Cat

    Congrats on submitting your last pieces of coursework for the year!

    Sorry about the results of your coursework though πŸ™ That sucks that the score was lower than you expected. That’s sweet of Tyrone to cheer you up and to help out on the essay though! I hope the results of that one will be better.

    I’m glad some things have been better, like having the electricity sorted out. That was way more trouble than it should have been! I hope you have a good Christmas break!

    • I hope the results will be better too. I’m just going to try and forget about it until after Christmas. I wouldn’t want anything silly like that to get in the way of me enjoying myself. πŸ˜›

      The whole electricity situation was unbelievable but I am so happy that it seems to be sorted.

  4. Congrats on finishing your coursework. I know how frustrating it can be, especially when getting low results (I’ve been there). The thing is to keep trying, you will get there.

    When writing an essay, I’ve found it’s best to have someone else read it because the person who’s writing it usually doesn’t notice common mistakes. I’ve had that happen, you get too involved when writing and when you read it so many times, there comes a point when you stop noticing any grammar errors, and things like that.

    I hope your next term is better than this one, and definitely enjoy your free time before the next term starts πŸ™‚

    • It’s handy having someone who is willing to check your work. Tyrone and I have got into a habit of reading over each other’s work in hope of being able to give some good feedback.

      I’m not use to having so much freetime! I have no idea what to do haha!

  5. Misaki

    Congratulation on finishing your coursework! πŸ˜€

    *hugs* I definitely understand about low results, even when I think that I’ve tried so hard – all that effort doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I hope you’re feeling better! That’s very sweet of Tyrone to cheer you up – and a Maccas run is always good (bad food when you’re feeling down is the BEST ^^).

    • Thank you. πŸ™‚ I am feeling a lot more relaxed now I’m at home. I’m trying to prepare myself for the next semester so I’m ready to tackle anything.

      A Maccies feels like the best thing in the world when you feel like crap haha!

  6. Alice

    Aw, Ty sounds great! I’m sorry you had such an awful week, and I hope that the recent one sounds better. But it’s a very very good thing you had Tyrone there for you; at least things aren’t as bad as they could’ve been. Hopefully you will do better next semester ♥♥♥