I want to start by saying, hello everyone and welcome back to alexjostories.com. I know it has been quite a long time since I posted an article here, on the blog, but I have been working on something exciting which I will reveal in the next article. So, stay tuned! I know I have been talking about my experiences in the past, but as a return article I want to talk about last year, 2018, the future and about my entire experience as an international student at the University of Kent in Canterbury.
Firstly, I am so glad that I decided to come back here and write. I feel like I will never completely abandon this website because this is my first baby. This is a website which I built throughout the years and even if it’s not at the level I want it to be, I feel like I should keep working on it. After all, practice makes it perfect.
As my life in Canterbury is coming fast to an end, I wanted to talk a little bit about these past three years. After being a student at a UK University for three years, I would encourage everyone to take this kind of opportunity, if they have the possibility. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to meet people from all around the world with different cultures and different aspirations. My first year in University, I believe it was the hardest and at the same time, it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I learned a lot about people in general. I learned what it means to take care of a house all by yourself. I learned to appreciate everyone that knows how to cook and is willing to feed me because I am a total mess in the kitchen. I learned what friendship really means and I learned about myself more than I thought. One over the other, you mature. I don’t know how to feel about the University itself, as I encountered some problems throughout my academic years. At the same time, I know that there is no educational system in the world that is perfect from every point of view. So, I don’t think I am going to pronounce myself in that matter.
2018 was a hard year for me. Emotionally, I’ve been through some rough times which I think now are long gone. As I entered 2019, I felt stronger, more independent and ready to take everything that life throws at me with positivity. Sometimes things might not turn out the way you want them to, but I want you to remember that maybe it is better that way. Every little thing that happens in your life, happens for a reason. Even if you are hurt and you think that nothing is worth it, trust me things will get better and you will learn a lot. It is hard for me to share these things but after all this is the kind of place that I wanted to create. A place where through writing I would express my feelings and why not inspire people to do the same.
The future is uncertain, but we always need to enjoy the present the most. I learned that no matter what, you should enjoy your time. I think I forgot who I truly was. But as this chapter comes to an end, I am getting ready to start writing a new exciting one. Guys, I will try to get back on track as soon as possible. Stay tuned for the next article as I have something really exciting to reveal. Of course, this is just a coming back article, so don’t worry we’ll get back to beautiful interesting stories and wonderful book where you can hide
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