This sentence doesn't seem real or true, I'm done, my first year on the way to becoming a practising psychologist is in the bag. Wow.
This first year of uni has been such an experience, learning to live independently away from home. Fully taking on the responsibility of my life and my CF.
It feels like it was only a few weeks ago I was getting stressed that I wouldn't get the grades to go to uni or to be able to decide what uni to even go to.
This first year has helped me grow as a person, it hasn't been without it struggles but I have come so far, I am able to chat to strangers I barely know and keep a conversation going, gone on nights out with the girls and had a blast and even been able to start getting good grades in my coursework. All have taken time and effort to get there but I finally made it. It have also seen a massive improvement in my health I have had no hospital admissions since starting uni (my last one was November 2016) and have had no intravenous antibiotics since March 2017.
If you have CF and are wondering about university I would say go for it. Enjoy your time but also respect your CF and the needs that will have to be met to thrive at uni. I'm not perfect I do not always do my treatment everyday but I do make sure I rest and exercise well. I make sure my CF does get priority with time but I also make time for a social life and doing work. I don't go out every week or party to the early hours but my social life is what I enjoy (it doesn't have to be what everyone else enjoys!!). You'll find like minded people at uni and sort of gravitate towards them, my closest friends aren't massive party goers but we find our own way to enjoy uni.
Uni is about having fun and in some respects going out with your mates but you don't have to go out all the time, people understand that everyone is different and some people just don't like going out (it doesn't mean they aren't as fun or don't enjoy a good time!). So if that is one of the things that is worrying about uni - don't let it!!
To finish the year I went to the summer ball where Scouting for Girls were headlining. It was a really lovely night and such a great way to finish first year with all my lovely psychology lot. I'll put in some pictures below!
Now to enjoy the summer and come back ready for second year refreshed and energised!