It’s officially Autumn! I know I’m a little late, since the first day of Autumn was three days ago, but that does not mean in any way that I’m less excited for September! I’ll admit part of this joy is due to the fact that my birthday is in three weeks from today and that’s always a good thing ; birthdays are awesome. My last birthday was especially lovely, since it marked my eighteenth year of existence on this planet, and the fact that I’d finally reached that milestone when I became fully responsible for my acts (not that I wasn’t before) and well, I could drink legally, but that’s the least important part for me. This year I’m turning nineteen on my very first day of classes at University. That should be interesting, I reckon – (next to) no one will know me properly and I certainly will not go around shouting ‘ It’s my birthday!’ at random strangers in the campus bar. In Romania, ever since first grade, you are expected to take a box of chocolates to school for your fellow classmates and teachers on this special day, and they must sing ‘Happy birthday’ to you, while you go around serving and kissing everyone. What chances do I have to successfully migrate this unusual custom to the UK?
Even the most unselfish person has to admit that the possibility of prospective presents/gifts on one’s birthday is rather exciting. You don’t have to be a ‘material girl’ to enjoy clothes, chocolates and other bits and bobs from your family and friends, although, of course, these are not of the utmost importance – the presence of our loved ones on this special day is what makes us cherish it. My lovely friends threw me a surprise birthday party last year and I couldn’t have asked for more! I even got a giant ’18′ number made entirely out of cupcakes, since I despise cake. This year, since I’m spending it far from my family and friends, I’ll have to settle for a virtual Skype party , so I made a wish-list collage out of stuff I’d want (not necessarily need) for my birthday, but as I’m well aware of their price and my current economic status, it’s here purely for the lolz (and this might sound cheesy, but I’d give anything to be able to spend my birthday with my boyfriend, friends and family).
1,5-ASOS 2-Casetagram 3-Moleskine Peanuts Snoopy edition 4-River Island 6-Urban Decay 7- Forever21 8-Yankee candles 9-Converse
Apart from this and feeling both sad and excited for my departure in just eleven days, I’m actually looking forward to finding out my timetable for this year. I’m hoping to have at least one day off per week, two would be a dream! And also, I find it rather unfair that British universities have different holiday schedules - I might have less than three weeks for my Christmas vacation and just two for my Easter one. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I have at least three for each and maybe few/no exams (that’s unlikely) so that I can stay more at home, since I am planning on going home for the holidays.
That is pretty much what I had to say,or should I say write, for today! Keep checking Yuppee Mag and The Student Review for my upcoming articles and I would also like to thank Wannabe Hacks for featuring me as a Featured Wannabe in past week’s newsletter (here is an excerpt of the feature)! Those of you ,aspiring journalists, who are not signed up for the newsletter, go and do it right now, it’s simple and very useful!
PS: I haven’t mentioned any serendipities lately, but the fact that I’ve decided to bring back to life my Twitter account has really brought me some amazing opportunities, and I’m beyond thankful for those.