Thursday, 6 January 2011

Monday Is The Day That Everything Changes

Things change all the time, this is true. But once in a while there is something big that you just know is going to change your world and you just have to believe it'll be for the better. Now sometimes those little things that you don't take much notice of, massively affect your world. But for now, I'm focussing on something I believe will be huge.

On Monday I start my postgraduate course in magazine journalism. It will be nine weeks of intense studying as I make my way to becoming a little closer to the person I most want to be. I will learn more than just how to write like a journalist. I will learn about myself and I will learn about a world I know very little about. For these nine weeks I will move back to London and not really get to see anyone, as I will be studying seven days a week. All day. Everyday. This means I won't see Kaity for nine weeks, which will be a challenge in itself.

That's two very different, yet somehow connected challenges, running alongside eachother. The next challenge is to not let one damage the other. I suppose that would namely be, don't let missing Kaity stop me succeeding. Because that would be stupid. Because what is the point of working so hard and spending so much money, just to fail, because I'm love sick? Nothing. I know it is going to be hard. I have seen Kaity everyday for months and we are rarely ever apart, so this will be difficult. But I just have to keep myself occupied (which, by the sounds of the course, shouldn't be too difficult), until I get back. Then we have the rest of our lives to play =]

I have been concerned that the others on my course would all be smarter than me. Better than me at shorthand, at writing, at social skills. Just better, generally. But after talking to some of them about shorthand today via email, I feel less worried. I think none of us are prepared for what we are about to embark on and that is kind of comforting. All I know is that I have to work my socks off and that this week I will get through as much of that shorthand book as I can, I'm on chapter five so far, which isn't so bad =]


  1. hey dude,
    It's becca. I'm glad to hear your postgrad stuff is starting. I'm sure you'll be fine :)
    As with the being apart thing... Me and Sus were apart for 4 and a half months until I saw her for two weeks over Christmas, and now it's 6 and a half till I can see her again. So, maybe my little bit of advice will be genuine and believable :P
    It's tough for the initial part, and the adjustment part, but after you get into a routine it's easier. It's sort of like accepting that seeing each other isn't an option, then appreciating what you have. Also, I think because you've got a final deadline of 9 weeks in sight, too, you know it's only temporary so you can try your best in that time, so you've got something to be proud of when you see each other again.
    Distance is always something that makes you stronger, especially when the weeks of distance are to study really hard.
    Anyway, I hope that went a little way to make you feel a bit better about it, and I'm wishing you luck for your postgrad course! Let me know how it goes when you're done :)

  2. Hi Poet,
    Why the self doubt? I've just watched your first you tube version of "Friends Loose Touch" and listened to "Feed it to the Penguins"...honestly kiddo you have no reason to doubt yourself, you have real talent.
    As for Kaity, well being apart is going to be poignant and painful but when you get back together, after nine weeks, I know there will be seismic shifts shaking Swindon.

    Good Luck with you course.
    Peter :)

  3. 'rest of our lives to play'