Okay so this week has been really busy so far with all sorts of things going on with school and revising and whatnot. And my blogoversary as well obviously, haha, which you can check out my special post about it here and listen to my rather embarrassing voice recording/rambling thing that I lovingly created for you!
Right, first things first, I want to share with you part of my poem I shared a while ago as part of ‘Snippet Sunday’ – a new and original blog feature made by Samantha at Reed’s Reads and Reviews. I know, I know, it’s a Tuesday but I said I would participate in this but just haven’t had time until now!
So, here is my favourite stanza that I’m going to share with you:
I long to hear again the clashing, attrition,
Pummeling of stray soles on pebble beaches,
The song of the sea amplified by it’s fossils,
Admired by it’s be holders.
I really, really love this stanza. I feel like it is the only part of the poem that actually turned out ok. Maybe one day I’ll go back and improve the rest of the poem…
I don’t even know why I love this so much though to be honest. I guess it just reminds me of the sea which one of my favourite places to be. Also it reminds me of doing GCSE Geography last year which I absolutely loved and I miss studying it so much! (I’m weird, I know).
So that was my contribution to ‘Snippet Sunday’ (on a Tuesday, as you do).
Now I want to talk about my future plans and goals (bit random I know but I think I have finally worked out what I want to do with my life). For a while now I have known that I want to study history and just generally have a job involved in history. So I thought I would probably study history in the UK at university and then try and find a job. But earlier I was thinking about how much I love German history and how in the UK I won’t really be able to study it in as much detail as I would like to. So then I thought I could go to university in Germany and study history. But…I don’t speak German. Plus I don’t really think I will be ready to move to another country where I have no relatives when I am 18. So I have come up with a better, more realistic plan (which will probably not happen because I am really indecisive, but anyway, a girl can dream):
– Do an undergraduate degree (bachelor) in history at university in the UK and take a beginners German course alongside for 3 years.
– Then do a masters in history in Germany for 2 years.
– Then figure out what I want to do with rest of my life!
Sounds like a very expensive plan looking back at it now…I mean I will be in around 48,000 pounds (the pound sign doesn’t work on my computer for some reason) of debt from going to university in the UK before I even get to Germany. But at the moment this is what I really want to do because I know I won’t be able to study the parts of history I am interested in in great detail over here (plus I have always dreamed of living in Germany).
As far as jobs go, I think I’ve narrowed my career path down to either working in a museum (preferably in Germany or if it’s in the UK, a war museum) or being a historical tour guide (sshhh I can dream about being a tour guide in Berlin if I want to!!).
So…yeah. That is basically what has been going round my mind lately. Also the fact that I am not doing enough revision for exams which is a constant worry for me. Plus my parents have said I am not allowed to use my phone so much anymore which means I can’t blog from my phone often or use Twitter/Instagram to chat to my blogging friends too much which is sad. 😦 So now I am effectively being forced to go on a ‘social media diet’ which is just great. The thing is though, my parents don’t understand that going on social media is my way of relaxing in between revising and relieving stress but now I have to actually spend more time socialising with my family and being forced to watch TV programmes I am not even interested in because it is ‘better for my eyes than using my phone’. Ah well, I’ll survive this somehow, haha.
Hope you are all having a good week!! 🙂
(P.S the photo is from Brownsea Island – a.k.a the birthplace of the Scouting movement – if you were wondering! That confused signpost is basically me right now, haha.)