First of all, sorry for my absence!! I haven’t been feeling very inspired to write recently (a levels do tend to drain all the life out of you, just a heads up!!) but yeah today I had a sudden wave of ~inspiration~ and am really sentimental about people, of all things (which is quite unusual for me as I am v awkward and not the biggest fan of people in general).
So yeah, since starting college, I have found myself becoming more and more sociable (?). It sounds a bit cringey but college has been a sort of fresh start for me, and I’m really grateful for that! I was lucky to be going to the same college as the majority of my frineds from secondary school, which was good and made settling into a new environment much easier. The difference between college and school though, is that there are SO MANY new people to meet. Also, I have escpaed the people who used to bully me back in school (yipee!!) which was obviously a relief when I started college, because now I can be mre myself and more confident without being judged and mocked.
At first, I sort of just clung to my original frineds and didn’t really make an effort to try to ‘branch out’, as it were. Now however I am finding myself being quite confident in social situations and I quite like it! I’ve somehow managed to fit into my French class really well – they are all really lovely and I really enjoy spending time with them. I’ve been spending more time with them out of lessons too, like on the bus or meeting up during our breaks which has been nice! I’ve also made a little squad of friends in geography too and they are all HILARIOUS. Our field trip last week was so funny because of them – there was so much banter it really made my week – I haven’t laughed so much in AGES.
It just feels really nice to be able to say that I have made new friends and to prove to myself that I can, actually, be sociable and confident. The majority of people at my college are really friendly and it’s just such a lovely atmosphere that I actually look forward to going, whereas I sort of dreaded going to secondary school.
Today, I spent the afternoon in geography with my friends and all the banter from the geography trip started again and it just makes me really happy to think that I’ve made some really good friends. After geography, we were queuing from the bus and I managed to socialise with STRANGERS, believe it or not!! Me and my friends from geography bumped into my friend from French and her friends and then we just started chatting to these two guys at the bus stop who were waiting near and us and I strangely felt really relaxed and cheerful.
It’s taken me a long time to actually find people who make me happy and who I really enjoy spending time around but it was so worth the wait! When I started blogging and talking to bloggers and The Blog Squad, I was just in awe at how frinedly you guys all were – and still am! Honestly, to all my blogging friends, you are all amazing and I’m so grateful to you for your constant kindness and just general loveliness. ❤
But yeah, that’s enough of me flailing about ACTUALLY! MAKING! FRIENDS! and how fab people can be. 🙂
Hope you’ve all been okay!!