Tuesday, 7 July 2015

New Flat and Exam Freedom


It's nearly a whole year since I began this blog, and although it's been somewhat neglected the past few weeks, I have actually been thinking about it all that time. Honestly, if you think you don't do anything with your life, try starting a blog and you'll suddenly realise just how much you do that takes up precious blogging time!

I finished my last placement at the beginning of June, and proper revision time began then. Hard. Fourth year exams count for a pretty sizeable part of my degree and my final ranking (yes, us medical students get ranked against each other), and although I'm not ultra-competitive, I don't want to end up kicking myself for not pushing myself to my full potential.

Just over a week ago, exams finally finished and still full of revision/exam adrenaline I powered on for a bit of a whirlwind twenty-four hours. We went straight from exam hall to lettings agent, picked up a set of keys and loaded up a car with boxes to move into the new flat. A few car journeys (and endless flights of stairs) later, me and my housemate had moved into our shiny new flat. All those revision breaks spent packing paid off when it meant we had time to unpack immediately - because living among boxes and suitcases is not something I want to do for any longer than absolutely necessary!

Since second year, I've always lived as a group of six, so downsizing to a flat for two is going to require some adjusting to. It's going to feel pretty quiet and we might need to buy some stuff just to spread around and fill the place up! We've moved to an area with incredible views (making the four flights of stairs worth it), and away from a street of restaurants with 6am glass collection lorries.




As if moving out and unpacking immediately after an exam wasn't enough, we also managed to squeeze in dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant, a night out, a final night at the previous flat and spend the next morning emptying the old flat with a few trips to the tip. 




Finally getting to relax on Wednesday morning was very welcome - I've been longing for the chance to just sit down and read a fiction book so that's exactly what I decided to do :)

With all that excitement, a few days at home was just what I needed, but I'm already back to Bristol for the last few weeks of term... bring on the summer holidays, please!!!



Jennifer
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  1. Congratulations! The flat looks so nice, and now you can relax a little bit - hope your exams went well! And also, Happy Blog Birthday! :D Abbie xx
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  2. Congratulations - now time to relax! Love the look of the flat! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, we're pretty happy with it! x

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your exams and the new place. It looks great already.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

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  4. Congratulations on finishing your exams and your new place! I can't believe you med students get ranked against each other! How crazy is that?! It's definitely time for a well deserved relax now though lovely xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Thank you!! Haha, yes - fortunately at my university we don't let the issue of rankings come between us, everyone still helps everyone out :)
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  5. Congrats! Your flat looks adorable! I'm moving from houses of 4 down to 2 for my masters year and it will be strange to say the least!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It feels really different living as a two, but I think I'll like it :) Hope you do too!

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  6. Eeek congrats on finishing your exams lady! :D and YAY NEW FLAT! It looks lovely :) I'm moving at the end of this month and cannot wait! Such exciting times xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you! Hope your move goes well! xx

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  7. Well done on completing the year AND managing to squeeze in a move! Totally agree about time and blogging, hopefully now the summer is here you'll have lots of time to do the things you love! x

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to doing some fun things this summer :) x

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  8. Congrats on finishing exams and moving flats so efficiently! Hope you get a nice break for the summer now.

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    1. Thanks :) I'm looking forward to a break!

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  9. aww well done! :)

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  10. Your flat is super cute<3 love the decor thanks for sharing reading this kind of post makes my day:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

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