I never thought I’d say it, but I’m genuinely really sad to be leaving York. It’s probably one of the most beautiful and kind and lovely cities I’ve visited and I really mean it when I say it’s been a pleasure to call this place my home for the past 3 years.
(a very rare image of an – almost – empty Shambles!)
The food. The sites. The kindness. Are just some of the amazing things about York. But obviously it was made by the experience I’ve had here. And even though I’d class it as the most difficult time of my life. It’s also the most life-changing. I still don’t know if I’d have been more ‘successful’ if I didn’t to university or did a different course. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Despite the heart-aches and tough times, I’ve met the most incredible people who I will hang onto with everything I have and who I know have changed my life for the better and will no doubt continue to.
And even though there were many – many – times where I didn’t think I’d get through it. Where I was more than tempted to drop out. I’ve actually finished my degree. On Friday I finally graduated with a Biology degree from The University of York. I wish I could go back and tell that tiny, insecure first year crying in her halls bedroom, how much it’ll be worth it. It’ll be hard, yes. Maybe not even worth the money if I’m perfectly honest. But definitely worth the people. Worth the insanely amazing and hilarious memories. And worth the amount I’ve grown and become a better person over those 3 years and the amount I’ve learnt. God I sound like a right sop!
So Goodbye for now York. I look forward to seeing you again very soon!