Dear Aspect, How can I document my first year of University so I can look back on it in years to come?
You definitely won’t regret documenting this time, as looking at my scrapbooks now, all the memories come flooding back. A scrapbook is traditional and very fun but be sure to scan your photos in as well, so you get to keep them forever. A great alternative is the app ‘One Second a Day’ which allows you to record one second of every day and it compiles it for you at the end of the year. An alternative that many overlook is a diary. Diaries are super therapeutic and they’re also great for looking back on not only your memories but also all the feelings in between.
Aspect… How can I fall back in love with my course?
Falling out of love with your course happens to some when you are overworked and feeling like the fun is sucked out of it. Try and reminisce on the things that enticed you to take that course. Was it a particular hobby or a film maybe that sparked your initial interest? Strip it right back to basics. It’s also important that if you feel your course is taking over your life, have another hobby on the side. Taking time away from your course will hopefully make the heart grow fonder. Take time to talk to your coursemates or teachers to see if they have felt the same. Having friends who have similar interests hopefully will bring your love back. This could be by sharing podcasts, joining a related society or just generally chatting about your interests.
Hi Aspect… What can I do if I am feeling confused about my career path?
Whilst at university, there are so many experts and advisors that we can speak to, free of charge. The biggest piece of advice we’d give is use those services to your advantage. Your lecturers often have had a long career in their field as well so you could always ask them for advice as I’m sure they’d be happy to help. Also, don’t panic! The only person you can ever compare yourself to is your past-self.