December 24, 2013, by Ollie
The Birthday Adventure
“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring not even a Steels’,
the words came easy written without fear,
in hopes that his readers should enjoy what he bears.
Ollie was nestled all snug on his bed,
whilst his laptop whirred and as he read back what he’d said.
He watched TV, Game of Thrones it was,
Christmas nearly come, as it already had in Oz.”
I wish to get an early night to ensure that when Santa visits he doesn’t find me awake but before I do that I have a lot to say. It’s been lovely being at home from University. Not having to cook, not having to clean much BUT still having to do work. Revision for January exams is underway and so I am happy to welcome Christmas and Boxing Day as a few days off from the revision. Not that I can really afford two days off when I haven’t really started. I’m sure that in a few weeks I will be bringing you a blog about how foolish I am to have done so little.
The reason why I have allowed myself to get away with not having done much is that it was my 20th birthday. A friend text me reminding me, albeit tongue in cheek, that in this third decade of my life I will finish my education, graduate from University, start a career and perhaps even start a family. It is scary to think that 10 years ago I was a child but in another 10 years I will be a man with his life well established. So I’m going to enjoy my youth whilst I can. Having caught up with some friends a few days after getting back and having to attend staff training on my birthday, my real birthday celebration came on Saturday where I went to watch the mighty Hull City (not Tigers) play West Brom with my friend Josh. Despite being on my feet from 9am-11pm thanks to a lot of travelling on trains that were full of football fans and to carry out some last minute Christmas shopping at The Bullring in Birmingham, where we had to queue just to go down to the next floor and that the result of the game wasn’t the birthday present I wanted, a 1-1 draw, it was a great day out.
It’s my second University Christmas and it’s scary to think that I’m halfway through my journey. Do I feel older? Not particularly. Do I feel as if I’ve learnt many a life lesson? Yes and no. Am I better for my time at University? Yes and because of that I don’t want the end to come so quickly. All I can do is make the most of my time.
On that note there isn’t much left to say apart from to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and if I do not blog beforehand I wish you all a Happy New Year too.
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