As promised in our last post, we are writing to explain WHERE ON EARTH WE HAVE BEEN this past year or so.
Throwing back to August 2016 Results Day, we found out we both got into different universities. It was a huge shock. We had always planned to go to the same university, so in a heartbeat a couple of words had ruined our plans for the future. Adjusting to this new idea of living 111 miles apart took some time. We spent a couple of days shutting the doors on the outside world, trying to come to terms with this huge change in our lives.
I (Ayesha) got a place to do History and French at Exeter University, and Monisah got a place to do the same degree at Cardiff University. Although the universities are only 2 hours apart by car, it seemed like such a challenge as we had never spend more than 24 hours apart from each other before.
I am going to be completely honest and admit that it was very difficult at first. I missed Monisah more than anything and we spent most of our time on Skype or on FaceTime (we still do!). I was always used to making two cups of tea, or washing two sets of dishes so little daily tasks took some time to get used to.
However, now with the wonderful help of hindsight we can both see that this was a blessing in disguise! I now feel confident on my own, when previously I only ever felt confident with Monisah nearby. This was a decision we would never have voluntarily put our hearts through, but I'm glad we did decide to choose this path! Both our first years at university have been filled with exciting people and experiences and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way!
Going to the same university would probably have been easier for our hearts, but being apart has brought us closer and made us more sure of our plans for the future of living together, owning many cats and owning a mile long bookshelf! (Bonus if you know where I stole this line from hehe!!)
We have both decided to write more personal blog post in the future! I hope you enjoyed reading! What is the biggest challenge you have had to face this year?
Just a little side note…. This blog post has been such a problem to upload!!! For some reason WordPress kept deleting my drafts so I'VE HAD TO REWRITE THIS POST ABOUT A MILLION TIMES. Pls WordPress sort yourself out!!!