We have nearly completed my first week here and I feel great. My room is moderately tidy at the moment and I have actually decorated a fair bit! I've been speaking to people and I can honestly say I am enjoying myself!
Yesterday, however, I had a bit of a low day. It's okay, let's get them out of the way! It was a bit silly, but Pixie was retelling me a story and I didn't like what I had heard. Without going into too much incriminating details, he mentioned something that reminded me of one of us encounters and I didn't like his contrasting reactions towards them. So I snapped, downed the vodka, thought about cutting and cried briefly. Then I went for a run and it felt great. I mean, the actual running was exhausting (I am so out of shape haha!) But it was a good experience. Just getting that air into my system, being in the park and running alongside the many, many pugs, I felt like I can overcome this blip. That's all it was. A blip. I heard something I didn't like, it triggered feelings/thoughts and I went into my reactive state, but I pulled myself back before I could go any further. And you know what? The rest of the evening was great - I was on the phone to Tanaka, who is on her very busy first week, and I had a bonding session with my flatmate over a spider... which I accidentally killed after ironically trying to safe it. Eek. So even though I felt low, I picked myself back up and kept going. Sure, it's still in my mind and if I give enough time to dwell over it, I will surely cry or whatnot, but that's just what happens unfortunately. It's human nature to be sad over things and it takes time to be like 'yeah, doesn't bother me anymore.'
Today. What a day to be alive! First of all, Freshers Fair! My god, so much free stuff. Let's add to the societies I have joined, some of these are hilarious:
- Creative Writing
- Maths (loooooool)
- Rock Climbing and Mountain Stuff
My goodness, I walked away with so much free stuff. The place was amazing, I even got a free shot and loads of food. I was convinced I was going to be fat by the end of the day. It was so fun though. I was with Beth and we toured the thing together. Got ourselves loads of freebies and discounts, including Nando's! YAAAASSSS. We saw Mystery Bus Guy, hence the Maths society - someone had to write their names first! He's doing well, so I gave him sweet popcorn and a cupcake, because I am that sort of friend!
Then I met someone who is into Russian History. That was fun! He even speaks the language and has visited the country. I added him on Facebook so we could talk some more some time, so exciting times, huh?! A human being, other than me, who likes Russian history! Success!!
Speaking of success, I run in Connect 4 and I am watching Coronation Street live. Clearly I am the winner of today's shenanigans! Oh, and I bought a budgie called Derren.