Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Introduction: me and my application.


Welcome to my first blog post! Let me begin by saying I am awful at starting things. Honestly, I spent an unreasonable amount of time wondering how to begin this UCAS blog. Introductions aren’t my strong point, but let’s get to it: I’m Paige and this where I’ll be writing about my on-going university application process and related things. I’m currently in my last year of college, studying History, English, and Creative Writing. I’ve applied to Leeds, Oxford, Exeter, Queen Mary, and Nottingham. So far I have three conditional offers and an interview for History and English!

Anyway, as I said, I’m awful at starting things. I write. A lot. That’s the side effect of taking a Creative Writing A-level, but whether it’s a story or an essay, I’m terrible at beginnings. I always start at the end before anything else, which was why I struggled to begin this blog. How could I possibly start at the end here? It’s a habit; I have no idea why I do it, but that’s how it’s been in every writing project I’ve done since I was a kid. I’ve kind of been lucky in this respect. While I’ve watched my friends tear out hair and succumb to existential crisis after existential crisis, I’ve known exactly what I’ve wanted to do since I was about eight. After I discovered I loved to read more than anything else, I sat down and said, ‘I want to be a writer’. That has been an unwavering decision since.

Other than writing, if I’m not spending time with my dogs, I’m scrolling through endless feeds of social media, looking at other people’s dogs. I am the queen of procrastination. And that’s not an overstatement. I literally learnt the words to all forty-six songs of the Hamilton soundtrack to avoid writing an essay. Which isn’t helpful; my history unit is on Germany, not the American Revolution. Now my head is so clouded with Hamilton lyrics I’m starting to wonder: is there any room for information I need?

I also have the unhealthy ability to watch an entire TV series in a few days.

But that’s all for now. 
I’ll update soon!

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