Day 6. What are your best memories of 2012?
Well, 2012 didn’t really go to plan AT ALL.
The year got off to a very slow and not so good start.
A number of bad things happened in the first few months of the year which meant nothing very good or exciting was achieved in the first three or four months.
After spending three months miserable me and Sophie decided we needed to go on our annual holiday to Tenerife, and this year we were on our own. Now older and wiser we decided to hit the strip for the first time, had some amazing nights of drinking and dancing and made loads of lovely friends. It was so nice to be happy again for the first time in months and nearly cried when I left because I didn’t want to go back home. Once I got back from my holiday things started to look up a little.
In May i had completed my time at sixth form and was ready to head off to uni. The only problem I had was that I wasn’t very excited about any of my university choices. A few weeks before the deadline i applied to Middlesex university and went on an open day. I loved it and even bumped into my old best friend there. The only thing what was stopping me going there however was the fact that I hadn’t yet been accepted onto my course. Eager as i was, on the open day i stormed up to admission and asked about my application and they accepted me on the spot. I was over the moon! Little did i know, i wasn’t even going to end up there.
In June i was inquiring about work experience with some people my step mum knew at the local papers and they all came back to me with the same thing-’we don’t take on anyone without an NCTJ qualification.’ Shit, it then suddenly hit me that Middlesex wasn’t going to give me that qualification and it was too late to apply to any other universities. Luckily enough after doing a bit of research on Google i came across a 14 week fast track NCTJ course in Brighton and i was determined to be on it! I went down to Brighton two days before my birthday, sat an audit test and interview and within a day i had been accepted so it was goodbye uni, hello Brighton!
After that the rest of my year has been pretty amazing.
I had the best 18th birthday ever throwing a huge party with over 100 people in town, then headed off to Zante for my first girls holiday, then left my job at Co-op to work at V Festival all in the space of two months.
My birthday, Zante and working backstage at V Festival will defiantly be events i’ll remember for the rest of my life however i wont bore you babbling on about them just click here or here to find out more about them!
The last half of the has ended on a high, I’ve completed my journalism diploma gaining a number of work placements for next year on the way at magazines such a Men’s Health, Esquire, Star, Bliss, You and my local newspaper. I’ve managed to live on my own for four months which was very interesting to say the least but all in all I think I’ve matured a lot over this year.
Ready for the big wide world next year.
2013 bring it on!