Heyyyy there everyone!! I hope you’re all doing well and have had a fantastic start to the weekend so far. Today I’m just doing a short little post because it’s a special occasion for me.
I know I’ve been a bit of a ghost in the blogosphere this week and I said I was going to try and catch up on all of my tags, but unfortunately, something came up …
I’M OFF TO UNIVERSITY!!! (almost … once I complete my 2 weeks of isolation)
For those who don’t know, I’m starting university in the UK at the end of September, and for most of this year I’ve been slowly prepping for that (online forms, various registration processes, applying for visas, making lists but that’s a whole blog post on its own). Because of COVID, everything has been somewhat chaotic, particularly in various admin departments, and this week everything went from peaceful to absolute stress and chaos in about 3 seconds. I’ve been waiting, not so patiently, for my student visa to arrive, and this was quite stressful because there are only a limited number of flights out of the country. If my visa came late then I would miss my flight, have to try to find another flight with an open seat, still do the two weeks of quarantine in the UK, but then I would be late for the start of uni. As you can imagine, I’ve been somewhat anxious because of all this.
On Wednesday, thankfully, someone powerful decided to have mercy on me, and I finally heard back about my student visa and collected it that same day. The only problem though is that gave me less than 48 hours to pack and get everything ready for my flight (which was yesterday).
My room looked like a bomb had gone off in it, I think I freaked out my cat a little with the sheer volume of clothes everywhere and all the suitcases on the floor, and I was frantically making plans to say goodbye to different people. Fortunately, everything came together, my boyfriend and family helped a lot, and I got on my plane and flew over the great blue ocean (not technically anyway, most of the flight consisted of flying over Africa).
So now I’m here in the UK, sitting out my two weeks of self-isolation before I head up to uni and start that next segment (which I am both extremely excited and nervous about). I will try and make good on my promise to catch up on tags and awards, so please forgive me if you get spammed by lots of posts from me in the next two weeks. I’m also going to try and finally get that rebranding I’ve been planning activated by the time I start uni so hopefully, that will happen too.
Before I sign off on this post though, I’d like to ask ALL OF YOU a question or two. What sort of posts do you enjoy the most here or what posts would you like to see more of? I’m thinking of doing more university-related lifestyle posts (perhaps starting a YouTube channel or podcast in parallel with this – if my ambition gets the better of me) – what do you think of that? Lastly, if you have any feedback for me about things I can do better or improve on Tall Blonde Tales, I’d really appreciate it so please fill in a contact form or just leave your notes in the comments section. Now I’m off to have a cup of tea, but I’ll see you soon!
Lots of Love (from England now)
Blondey on a Mission xxx