A Tale Of Why Two Cities

If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be? Answer: I wouldn’t.

I’m sort of already doing this in that I spend half my time at uni and half my time back at home during the holidays. But once I finish uni I want to spend the majority of my time wherever I choose to live and work and then spend any holiday time etc going to all different places. But I wouldn’t want it split 50/50. Especially if you choose two different countries, what a massive pain having to spend say half the year there, and then having to pack everything up and leave everyone behind for another half a year somewhere else. For the rest of your life? No, thanks.

However, although I don’t want to live like this forever, I think going to uni in a different city, or just living in a different city for a while, is a really good idea. Why limit yourself to one place for your whole life!

  • As you don’t see them as often, you get to really appreciate the people in your life, at both ends
  • You get to live in two cities, which can be a great experience. I go to uni in London which is so different to my hometown!
  • Living away from home prepares you for “real life”. This is more for if you go to uni; living in student halls can be a nice stepping stone from living at home to living…not at home
  • You can tell exciting, extravagant stories about your city to people who have never been. And they’ll probably never know if you’re lying or not
  • I can only speak for myself, but whenever I go home my parents are so pleased to see me that I get all the great home comforts like my favourite meals!

It’s pretty likely I’ll move home, at least for a little while, after I finish my degree but I think moving to a different city for the three years will have been one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Mum, I Love You

I just got off the phone to my mum and it made me realise how excited I am to go back home for the summer. I really enjoy uni but to me there really is no place like home. There’s only one month of uni to go now before the holidays!

The person I miss the most while I’m down here is definitely my mum. Even if I’m not in a bad mood, speaking to her just always makes me feel better. I feel so calm and relaxed after talking to her. It’s cheesy but she is like a mum and best friend rolled into one. She gives me the best advice, she laughs at all my stupid jokes and she listens to all my boring stories – the ones I wouldn’t even bother telling my friends.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of my mum is her singing loudly in the kitchen; usually not in tune and usually not the right words. Or her grabbing my hands and making me dance round the kitchen with her. Her friend gave her a picture a few years ago that says “Dance as if no one is watching. Sing as if no one is listening. Live every day as if it’s your last.” and my mum is the epitome of that picture.

She’s absolutely the most important person in my life, I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her. She is an amazing person; I could write about the reasons why til the cows come home. Plus she’s been with my dad for nearly 30 years now and their relationship gives me hope for my future!

I think it’s important to talk about the good people in your life, people spend so much time being or feeling negative it’s nice to remember the positive too.