Being a first-year student is hard.
New friends, new subjects, new teachers. In some cases a new city or even country.
The pressure to keep up with your workload and have a social life at the same time can be suffocating.
But being a second-year student is even harder.
I am currently under a huge pile of assignments. Presentations and essays, news stories and videos, radio packages and shorthand and law exams.
But I am learning new things every day. I am growing as a person and as a student.
I’ve chosen this lifestyle for all the work and sleepless hours.
A fact that leads me to the choices we take in life.
Are there any right or wrong choices?
I personally believe that you give your choice a meaning, either a positive one or a negative one.i
I am in a long distance relationship.
I can either think of it as a blessing or a curse.
I choose to see it as a blessing. I love my boyfriend with all my heart and I feel the luckiest girl alive. It is my choice to be happy.
It could have gone to the other side of the spectrum. I could have only thought about the pain and the hardship of being away from him, missing him every second.
I moved to London last year.
At first, it was hard and I contemplated whether I have made the right choice or not. I found myself in a country I had never been before, I was away from my friends and family. I thought to myself ‘would it have been easier to stay in Romania, choose a university there, get a job and live my life as simply as possible?’
I had counted all my blessings and realised I have made the best choice possible for my future.
Again, I came to this conclusion only after careful consideration and contemplating, which is totally normal. Choices don’t define us, they strengthen us.
Even if you feel like you have made a bad decision, you still have the power to take away something good from a bad choice. I have made bad decisions myself, but I managed to turn them around and realise things happen for a reason. You either learn something from a bad choice or you will have a story to tell to your grandchildren.
But not all of our decisions are good or moral. You have to separate the ones that could potentially harm your life and future from the choices that are related to everyday life.
However, choose to see the bright side of a situation.