Sunday Surprise Day!


My oh my, it has been a stressful few days. Everything was fine up until Thursday morning. I woke up just before six o'clock in the morning so I could wait for my results to come through email. And they never came. I was freaking out. And I'd like to apologise to anyone who may have read my Twitter on Thursday morning. It was a mess. And thank you to everyone who helped out and tried to keep me calm and stuff. So, I had to wait until ten o'clock to go round to school to fetch them. Granted, I was going in anyway to see people, but the wait had been killing me. I opened my envelope and my heart just sank. Two C's and a D. My university offer being a B and two C's. So I sat down, pulled out my phone, logged into UCAS track and the first screen to greet me was my acceptance onto my chosen course. And I just burst into tears.

NO SHAME.

And again, thank you for the hugs and the reassuring words and just, oh my god I'm so glad it's over. 

That's eight years finally finished. Done. Never to be lived again. And that's really weird, I'll be honest. When I sit back and think about it. The things I've done and the people I've met along the way. I don't know. I wouldn't change any of it really. Everything has worked out great. And not just for me, but for everyone that I've spoken to. We're all set now. Everyone is moving on and that's really exciting, and I can't wait to see where everyone, including myself ends up in the future.

Anyway.

Since Thursday went as I'd hoped, only just mind, here is your surprise.

It's a project that I have had in mind, and wanted to start for a very long time now. At least a year in fact. The reason it had to wait until Thursday was over and done with was because it depended entirely on my results, which, I am pleased to say were good enough to guarantee myself a place at The University of Lincoln. Hooray!

So, the project. In its simplest form, it is a diary. In perhaps its most complex form, it's a weekly video update of my life at university which should be both entertaining and informing and hopefully even educational.

The idea is that each week I will upload another instalment to the diary. It will basically be me rambling on about nerdy computer musical things, but the aim is to keep people who know me updated about what I'm doing with my life, but also to show people who don't know me what my life at university is like, and how their own experience could be something similar, or to perhaps compare and see how theirs is totally different, I don't know, we shall see.

That's really where the educational aspect comes in. I wasn't sure if university was right for me. To be fair, I probably shouldn't say that it is, since I'm not even there yet and I'm yet to experience it and see if I even like it... But that aside, I never really had much to go on apart from what teachers and family members had told me about what it was like to go, or what others had told them, and then have the same information passed on to me, you get the idea. So I thought to myself, since I do want to go regardless, why don't I try and help people who may be having difficulty deciding? I mean. It's a big thing. You have to pick a course, and a university, and a place to live, and meet new people, and learn new things and actually be an adult, and that's not going to be easy at all. Not for me, not for anyone. And of course I know that, and at no point would I say to anybody it's something that they should do, but I think they should at least consider it. So we shall see. If it helps, then great! If not, I hope we can at least have some laughs along the way.

For now, I'll leave you with a short introductory video. Basically explaining the same thing as I have here, but in a way that probably makes a lot less sense actually.

Click Me! -  I tried to embed it, but Blogger won't behave. Sorry.

As I said, it's a project. The reason for that being the whole thing isn't going to be complete for another three years, but should I make it to graduation in 2016, what a great final product we should have to look back on.

So that's it really. I do hope you'll follow the project. Don't worry if you don't, I won't be offended. I just thought it would be something nice to do. Something fun and creative and personal. Both for my friends and family, as well as complete strangers on the internet and such.

On a side note, I'd like to say thank you to everyone for the comments and the views on my blog. It means a lot that you keep returning to my ramblings each week.

Thank you for reading.

- Anthony.



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