Coffee Talks//Hello 2016

When I was a young girl university seemed so far away and I felt like I had all the time in the world before I was an adult. The few students that I knew seemed so old and I aspired to be as mature as them someday.

Yet here I am, halfway through my degree and turning 20 in just a few months. I feel like I'm on the doorstep of entering the 'real' world, but at the same time I still feel like a child. I want to spend my Saturdays chasing daydreams and my evenings staying up late lost in a book that I can't put down. I want to wrap the sunshine around my shoulders like a cape, and dance between the raindrops beneath bright blue skies.

While part of me wants to cling on to being a teenager, there's another part of me that is curious about growing up and seeing more of the world.

I feel much more settled in uni now and I'm feeling more and more like it is my home. From my new house, to my church, to my Bible study group, to my course, the puzzle pieces of uni life seem to be slowly fitting into place.

This time last year I was dreading returning to university but look how things have changed. I can't say I'm looking forward to my exams (though who does?) but I am looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of university life and I'm excited to see what the next semester has in store.

It looks like growing up isn't such a bad thing after all. Besides, you're never too old to dance in the rain. Right?

I guess this is my hello to the new year and goodbye to 2015, and maybe a little message to anyone out there struggling. You're not alone, it really does get better.


Kimmy xxx

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