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!!!