Freedom Never Tasted soooo Good

Trip Start Sep 26, 2009
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ya'll are speaking to a free woman! Wooooo!  

Sorry, had to get that out of the way! As you have probably guessed, I have completed my last exam...EVER! Still feels great to type that.  All in all they went really well. I put a lot of effort in, and am still amazed at how I did it, but I did and its over and the sun is shining and life is pretty darn amazing at the moment!  Only had one minor hiccup last Monday, heading to my exam.  I had studied tons for this one, and was really confident about it. I made sure to give myself more than enough time to make it to campus.  However my tube got stuck somewhere between Euston and Kings Cross, for about half an hour. For the most part, the tube is very reliable, minus a few delays over the year, but nothing to this extent.  Anyways, once the train finally pulled into Kings Cross, I had 5 minutes to make my exam.  I ended up sprinting the rest of the way (3miles!), loosing my flip flop at one point, and got to my exam 10 minutes late, sweating profusely and totally flustered.  If it was a 3 hour exam, 10 minutes wouldnt matter much, but this was a 2 hour exam and unfortunately I walked out after feeling very defeated! Pretty frustrating when I knew I could have smashed it.  However, the next day was my last exam, and by far the hardest.  I did not feel very confident about it, and after catching the BUS to campus to write it, I was pretty anxious.  Ironic that when I saw the questions, they ended up being the ones I had really prepared for, so I rocked it, and ended the exam season on a big high note!  Now its the waiting game to find out my results (not until September!). 

Post-exams consisted of a lot of socializing and alcohol, as one would expect.  Not only was I finished exams, but I was also moving out of my flat in Denton, so my flatmates and I had a few nights of goodbye festivities.  Definitely going to miss living with them, and in the best location in London!  But it is going to be great to spend the summer on the beaches of Cornwall, with closet space, no sirens, and of course Rich. Coincidently I arrived in Cornwall (with my beast of a bag) the same day Rich returned from his time at sea.  We had a great weekend, trying to fit all my stuff into his flat, and enjoying the amazing weather.  He also treated me to dinner at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, 15, at Watergate Bay by Newquay.  It was such a delicious meal, as one would expect!  Its a cool place where he hires young apprenticeship chefs and uses locally sourced products that are in season.  Everything was really fresh and creatively made, so it is a very unique place. 

This week marks the start of The Great Job Search of 2010! A bit daunting to say the least, but I guess thats the one problem with finishing exams, the real world starts calling again. Along with The Great Job Search of 2010, I am about to start my dissertation. I've given myself 6 weeks to finish, before we head to BC in August, so I best get cracking! Lots lined up in July, so it should be a very busy month. This weekend I finally get to enjoy my seafood cooking course at Rick Steins in Padstow, which I was suppose to do on my birthday...so really looking forward to that.

Anyways, no rest for the wicked, so back to work I go! Happy Summer Solstice everyone!! 
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