Monday, 24 September 2012

Quick Uni Post!

So, I've moved into my new home for the next year and it honestly couldn't have gone any better! I've met the most amazing girls and love every single one on my corridor. There is a lovely girl doing the same course as me, living opposite. A girl who I met before on facebook, who is really motherly :-) A girl who is outgoing  and doesn't care about what people think of her, but it also respectful too, and there are some quieter ones who are just so kind!
Before I go to sleep (as I'm supposed to be somewhere at 9am - wtf?!), I wanted to show you my new room and flat mates! We have been out to the club but decided to have an earlyish night, as we've been up since 6am! 
My new crib ;) 

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Friday, 21 September 2012

Saying Goodbye

I never thought I'd imagined that saying 'goodbye' to loved ones, would be this hard. I am usually made of stone and rarely cry. But I've now seen my two best friends for the last time, and at the end of each evening - I full on broke down for at least 20 minutes! They were both so lovely, buying my gifts but the best thing I can always ask from, from those two people, is their company - it is priceless. I know I'll stay in touch and see them but knowing they are no longer on my doorstep is going to be difficult!
From the lady who has basically saved my life!
Presents from work :')

I've also worked my last shift at WHSmith! I managed to keep it together, but my boss cried! It was sooo cute, bless him :-( I received a card signed by everyone and a River Island voucher and sweets (which I am determined to actually eat!). Although everyone hates their job, I had more of a love/hate relationship with mine. Endless lottery problems, difficult customers and screaming self checkouts were always made better by TPC (till point conversation) competitions with colleagues, laughing about top shelf magazines and being with, people who are now my friends. I really will miss it there because although I hate to admit it, it sometimes gave me a reason to get out of bed that day. My closest colleague also gave me a bracelet and card, which are both so beautiful!
Gifts from by best friend + colleague
I have also officially packed now, so all that awaits is Sunday! I am really excited now too and in a good place.. I only get one shot at Fresher's week and refuse to let any eating disorder stop me from having a good time. I have to put weight on at some point, so maybe now's the time? A new home, new friends, new experiences and a new path to recovery


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Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Diagnosis!

Finally, after about a year, I have been officially been diagnosed with an eating disorder - Sub-clinical Anorexia Nervosa.. always the complicated one, eh? ;-)
Basically, because I've come from an obese weight, I don't have a BMI of 17.5 now, meaning I'm not 'anorexic'. However, I've gone from a BMI of 36 to 18 - so there is clearly a problem! Part of me is relieved to have actually been given a diagnosis. It just confirms that actually, I do need treatment and that there is something wrong. Maybe now, I will get some form of decent treatment?! 
Well, if I do, it's going to be complicated! The University I am going to is 11 miles away from the nearest unit. Easy by car, but by train - it's 2 trains totalling 90mins! It's only 15mins more to come home, so I might as well come home for treatment! At least then, over holiday periods, I'm back at home. I shall be ringing my local hospital in the morning to see whether it's possible to come back fortnightly, maybe? I'm seriously hoping this will be ok, as I don't want to spending a day a week, trekking around places that are unfamiliar to me :-(
Also, I'm really not sure whether or not to tell new friends that I have an eating disorder? (I mean, I didn't even tell me old/current ones haha!)I have no idea how I'd take it, if I were on the receiving end of that news. Would I avoid someone? I know it's harsh and judgemental, but don't we try to avoid complicated situations? And then, how I actually going about explaining it, is another thing! Ah well, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
Also, sorry about the lack of August favourites. To be honest, I haven't been wearing make up as I've had fewer shifts and have been lazing around at home watching countless episodes of the inbetweeners! Can't believe I've only just watched them, they're hilarious! I have finished those now though, so I need something else to occupy my brain. Any suggestions? ;-)
What is everyone else up to? Are you back at work/school?
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Goodreads


Just a small note to say that I recently joined Goodreads. As I've said before, I have become a bookworm and needed to find things I actually like reading, rather than just reading things that are massively hyped up - even though Fifty shades is still definitely worth reading! ;)
So, if there are any fellow readers who wish to follow my reviews/add me, then here is my profile -
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/12242573-samantha
I know this obviously isn't everyone's cuppa tea, but who knows! You can always nose around the website, maybe even find a novel you'd like?!
Oh, and if anyone has any good recommendations, let me know!
Sorry about the corny picture, I just thought he was cute ;)
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