It has been far too long since my last post, and since then, so much has happened:
- I finished my second and final semester of my postgraduate programme: After Easter break, I turned in a total of 10 different assignments, which was more intense that I had originally anticipated. Some were individual, others group and all took an excessive amount of effort to finish. I could calculate approximately how many words I wrote, but I might frighten you. Second semester turned out to be a bit better than the first, but there were still roadblocks along the way. If you’re reading this, and considering coming to England to study from another country, just know that the teaching style here will probably be different than what you’re used to. I’ve spent more hours teaching myself this year than I could have imagined. While this is not entirely a bad thing, I wasn’t prepared for this, making the entire years a complete learning curve. But, I did learn a great deal over the past 8 months. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert in any one subject, but I do have a better understanding about a wide variety of digital marketing areas.
- I started my dissertation: Just when I thought my days were going to be a little easier…bam! My proposal was approved, I received a supervisor and was off and rolling. I’m really enjoying my topic so far and have been told it could really add some new knowledge to the marketing industry. Who knows, maybe it will! More on my dissertation later, but don’t want to get ahead of myself. Here’s a little hint…it’s all about hashtags!
- I spent 17 days traveling around Ireland, England and Scotland: After handing in my last assignment, I had a few days to relax before catching a 6:50am flight from Southampton to Dublin to meet my parents. While they had some issues (cancelled flight out of Chicago and unfriendly employees of an airline that will not be named), I made it to one of my favourite cities without any issues. This trip was a great experience for the three of us, though I think my parents were pretty tuckered out by the time they returned how. Admittedly, I was too! More posts and pictures to come on this trip in the coming days.
I have no excuses anymore to not blog regularly. In fact, blogging will probably help me clear my brain of my dissertation research and everything else that is going on. Be on the lookout for posts about the rest of my trip to Germany, most recent travels and any other new and exciting adventures I have from now on.