I’m still slightly confused about writing this post. I can’t understand how my first year in university is already done. It sounds cliche but it honestly feel like the other day that I went in for enrolment. And now, insha’Allah, as long as my exams go well, I’m a third of the way to be a qualified engineer.
I’ll say outright that my first year wasn’t the smoothest. It came along with a lot of things that I just wasn’t prepared for and it hit me for six. Even though things didn’t exactly go to plan, it’s still been such an amazing year. One of the best ones yet. I was so worried that as much as I had been excited for my degree, it wasn’t going to live up to my expectations. And it went well beyond them. I feel more and more in love with Medical Engineering over the past couple of months. Uni has made me discover so many different areas of it and realise the depth and breadth of knowledge that I need. It’s been so fascinating and to be honest, I’m kind of sad that there’s a massive gap until I start back for summer now.
I had the chance to meet some amazing people. People who make me belly laugh and help me get through four hours worth of lectures back to back. Fitting in wasn’t easy for me in the slightest so you have no idea how thankful I am to have these people in my life. They make long days in uni so much more bearable. It’s just nice to have a group of people who are working towards the same goal as you in the same field. They’re people who are going to be able to help you out and who understand your complaining.
I’ve had a lot of different experiences in uni. Ones that I wasn’t even expecting. Who would have thought that within the first three months of being there I’d be sitting on a board of trustees for the university charity? It’s been a little crazy but I’ve loved every single experience that it’s given me. Within just a couple of months, i honestly do feel like I’ve grown as a person. I’ve pushed my limits and I’m trying new things and if nothing else, I think that’s a pretty big achievement.
So, whilst I’m still taken aback that I’m saying goodbye to my first year, I’m also pretty excited to see what the next couple of years bring.