The last few weeks have been a bit crazy to say the least. You can probably tell from the lack of posts both here and on XOMISSE that it's been a busy few weeks and it hasn't quite stopped yet. I thought for today's Share Sunday I'd do a quick recap of the last few weeks that I've been away as I have loads of news!
With the majority of assignments finished at the end of May, it was time to focus on my thesis and finishing my final year project to then present to my year and a panel of six lecturers. Slightly nerve wracking but by that stage we were just all delighted to be close to the end and close to getting some much needed sleep. The presentation went great and the panel really seemed to like my work. A week later we had the end of year showcase to show off our projects to family, friends, local businesses and those in the digital media industry. The two day show went so well. I'll be writing about the whole experience over on XOMISSE very soon if you'd like to read about it. I had a couple of people really interested in my project who gave me their contact details to discuss future projects and work which was so exciting!! The next few days after the show were spent following up with them, I cannot wait to see what happens!! I got my results the other day and am delighted that the hard work paid off and I now have an honours degree, can't believe it's finally all over. I was so worried about what's next after college but from talking to people at the show and receiving some of the emails I've gotten since then, I know that this is what I'm meant to be doing and it will fall into place as it's supposed to if I continue to work hard.
The other big change was the boyfriend moved to Belgium for work in February. He came home for 2 days for his birthday at the start of June, it was so nice to see him after 8+ weeks. Leaving the airport was so difficult as I thought I'd be going back with him but I still have some things to finish up here. Unfortunately the following day we got the news that his grandad, who has lived with him for most of his life and been a father figure for him and his brother, had suddenly passed away. I wasn't able to get him a flight home until Friday morning and I know those two days in Belgium were probably the longest two days for him. The weekend was a complete blur for everyone. It was such a shock and news we just weren't expecting! His grandad had drove me home from the airport the day before and told me he'd be over to visit us in Belgium in a few weeks. It's so hard to believe that he's no longer with us. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who wrote to us over the passed few days, it really meant a lot to him.
The boyfriend flew back to Belgium on Monday and I will hopefully be able to head over in the next week or so. I had a list of things I needed to do before I left like finishing my driving lessons and finishing a website for a local school which was handed over to them on Friday. It was so interesting to work on something much different to what I'm used to. I've also been working on a redesign for XOMISSE to make it easier to find tutorials and creating Wordpress + Blogger Templates for the shop which will hopefully be published soon. So now it's time to book my flights, go shopping for bits I need to bring over, start washing clothes, sorting makeup and packing whatever I can. Wish me luck!