My life’s shit, tryng my best to keep a brave face but everything feels bleak
I’m ready! I’m READY!!!
It’s been so long since I last did a post. So what’s been happening in my life?
I’ve been stressing over exams and spending countless minutes counting my current grades + predicted grades to work out if I will be able to scrape the average I need this year. I am very much on the fence with my degree, and frankly the exams haven’t gone so well so the back of my mind keeps wishfully thinking that I do better than expected. I know ‘luck favors the prepared’ but I really did feel I was unlucky with the topics that came up in various exams. I’ve studied more than a lot of people on my course, for example I’ll learn 6 topics out 7 for a particular exam and the exam turns out to about the one topic I hadn’t learnt properly, whereas other students luck out by only learning the one topic that does appear. It gets frustrating but such is life.
Since Friday I have been relaxing because the main exams have ended for me. It feel wierd knowing I spent three years studying a degree. I remember entering high school and you’d hear the word university a few times in the year….I wasn’t really sure how people got to university. I didn’t know what A-levels were, what the difference between Msc and BSc was….and ten years down the line, here I am ready to order my graduation robes (I really should do this soon!).
I’ve also updated my blog after months, I actually went to the park to take some photos. It was awkward having a few people staring at me taking the pictures of my clothes lying on the grass. I tried looking for quiet areas which was difficult, I think since it was my first time doing that the pictures didn’t turn out quite as good as I hoped, but it’s a learning curve and hopefully the pictures and the general content will get better.
I actually noticed that The Guardian had revealed its ‘fashion blogger network’ which I applied for around Christmas time. I didn’t get chosen but I’m not disheartened I’m going to continue working on my blog and hopefully it will gain some attention slowly. I can remember the moment which pushed me into considering blogging it was when I went to a meeting with the fashion editors and writers of my university’s newspaper. They all seemed to be from down south in London and pretended to own expensive wardrobes with expensive things that they bought using daddy’s credit card.
I volunteered to do one article small article called ‘5 gifts for under £10’ which I didn’t mind doing but after meeting the whole team which consisted of what I can only describe as a pretentious clique I just thought fuck this I’ll write what I want to write under my own blog and I won’t have to tolerate arse licking the editors for a strong position within the newspaper.
I’ve reached the top 200 men’s fashion blogs on Bloglovin which wasn’t hard to get because I needed only about 50 followers on Bloglovin but it sounds cool saying you’re in the top 200 ;)
Also I’m going to try applying for jobs again because I want to save up and go on a holiday!!
You know that feeling when you buy loads of clothes online thinking
‘I’ll be returning half of it so it’s not like I’m spending lots’
but then in the back of your mind you secretly think
‘no I’m probably going to keep it all! mwuahahaha’
And then you go back to thinking
‘yeah but really I will be returning this, and this and this, and this won’t even fit me probably and I don’t have moneyz’
But back again
‘Yeah…no you’re gonna keep all of it and maybe if it doesn’t fit then consider returning it’
I cannot begin to explain how angry I am at my accommodation. They have been absolutely shit. Even with evidence of weed smells in our flat several times they still won’t do anything about it.
Absolutely love this!
Anonymous asked: can you tell me about the economics course you study. i am thinking of studying economics and also what sort of modules you do and what grades do you get?
Sure, well the economics course I study at my uni is quite versatile in that I can choose modules from other social sciences (sociology and politics for example). I studied modules in the standard macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics. All seen as core to an economics degree. Then I’ve done modules in things like development economics, climate change economics, political theory, political economy, finance, maths, stats and public policy.
I have friends who have done more varied modules in like social anthropology, terrorism, European politics and cultural studies etc.
I have a mixed bag of grades. Highest I’ve got is 92, lowest is 45. Most of my grades are in like the 60’s mark, with some 70s and a handful of 50s. Right now I’m on a 2.1 which is seen as like the ‘grade A’ (you need 60%) for a degree. Some clever folks get a 1st which is like an A* (you need 70%) but I would be ecstatic if I get a 2.1
The degree is very hard and particularly mathematical and theoretical. The core modules are very algebraic and statistical but the other modules I do are more essay based. If you are interested in what sort of maths we do in the modules its mostly differentiation, partial differentation, integration and rearranging things. But econometrics is more about complicated regression analysis and manipulation of data & economic models.