This is going to be a fairly low-tech entry, as – for some reason – my laptop won’t let me access WordPress. Sigh.
I’m lying in bed next to my boyfriend, typing as quickly as I can on my phone. Because I was worried about my English lecture and potentially missing my train today, I didn’t sleep yesterday. Anxiety is a bitch. But I made it, so that’s something!
Introduction to Theatre:
My first official lecture began at 9am, catapulting me into my university studies. As I hardly slept, I was a little delirious when I arrived. I made a lot of notes but hardly took anything in… I’m looking forward to revisiting them tomorrow.
The seminar was much more fun, though. Studying an unseen text – an excerpt of a play called ‘Blue Orange’ – I was reminded of exactly why I loved studying English. Collaborating with people I didn’t know, brainstorming and exploring the piece… It was so much fun.
Next week, we’re studying ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, which I’ve already studied for a year. Having that headstart is nice, but I’m looking forward to revisiting it. With another three years of life experience, I’ll certainly discover things I didn’t see before.
Changing my mind:
Yesterday, I decided to email the film studies lecturer. I wanted to double check that it was okay to take the subject as an elective. Nothing would be worse than turning up and being told I shouldn’t be there!
The reply I receive contained a surprise, though. Along with the lecturer’s details was a note telling me that I couldn’t take it as an elective, and would need to drop another subject.
Now, ordinarily, this would have annoyed me. I was told I could turn up and attend the lectures, and now the story was getting changed AGAIN?! But just a couple of hours before this emailed, I was notified of the fact that the journalism lectures were all going to be three hours. Three hours, between 5pm and 8pm.
I don’t know about anyone else taking the course, but I have a life. I’m not dedicating such a huge chunk of my life to a course which isn’t even officially accredited. So I’ve emailed, notifying both lecturers that I’ve changed my mind and want to study film instead.
Well, hopefully they’ll respond and I’ll be able to switch. It’s been causing me nothing but a headache, and now I’ve made my final decision I’m hoping that it will take a weight off of my shoulders.
I’m getting the bus back to London ridiculously early tomorrow. First of all, I’m going to an interview in Letchworth, then I have another English lecture in the afternoon. After that? Sleep. Sweet, sweet sleep.