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This past week I attended the first event of the decade for my degree, the event itself is annual and I have now attended three throughout my University journey. This one was the last one I will be attending as a student here at Solent and it feels bittersweet.

Throughout my studies I’ve have attended three of these events. From them I have learnt so much about the different viewpoints that people have about PR and the differences between the communication fields. I’ve also seen myself change.

Three years made a huge difference in my life and with the start of the new decade I’ve seen a lot of people reflecting on who they were at the start of the decade and at the end. That got me thinking, three years have changed me a lot so what has happened in ten years. The answer, I have changed a lot but a lot has stayed the same.

  • 10 years ago I turned 18
  • 10 years ago I was trying to figure out what to do with myself after school
  • 10 years ago I went to England with my mum
  • This year I am turning 28 (when did that happen?)
  • This year I am trying to figure out what to do with myself after my undergraduate degree.
  • This year I have lived in England for 3 years

I find it very bittersweet that come July I will no longer be a Solent student, studying abroad has been a goal that I’ve wanted to complete for a long time and I did it.

I think that people my age feel like it is too late for them to start an Undergraduate degree. At least here in England the normal thing to do seems to be to go straight into Uni or maybe take a year out. But I want others to know that it is never too late, an old dog can learn new tricks and whatever timeline you are on that is your business. Ten years ago I was not ready to take the step into University and the only thing that would have happened if I went straight in would have been me under-performing.

Now my current University journey is coming to an end and I can’t help but think that I will miss it. But the journey isn’t done yet and I’m looking forward to the last few months of this degree.

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