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Why your uni mates are so bloomin’ great!

 

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself” — Jim Morrisson.

The emotions that you feel when you finish your final year of uni are extreme. On one hand, you’re ecstatic at the thought of never having to pull an all nighter in the library ever again. You’re buzzing that you’ve actually done it, you’ve got a degree, after all of the times you thought you’d never make it to the day to wear the cap and gown, you actually HAVE! On the other hand, you’re absolutely gutted because the thought of leaving your ‘uni mates’ is just too much to handle.

What many don’t realise is that your ‘uni mates’ (how you refer to them to those outside of the bubble) are so much more than just that. The friends you make at uni are friends that know you in a completely different capacity, a much more intense one than many of your other friends (with few exceptions). It’s weird because you’ve not known them all your life, you’ve known them for a very small portion of your life in fact, but it feels like you’ve known them forever and you often wonder how you coped before they waltzed into your life that drunken Monday night during Freshers Week.

You just click, it even freaks you out a little bit at how much they know about you, and you about them. This strange, intense connection has probably got something to do with the fact that they’ve seen you at both your best and your worst, your very worst.

They’re always there to share a supportive pint whether it be because you’ve done well in an essay or royally f**ked up. Either way, they’re there to drink through the good times and the bad times with you. They’re there when the lad you’ve been seeing breaks up with you, they’re there to help you construct the text to get the lad you’re not too keen on to back off, they’ve dieted with you, comfort ate with you, binged many TV series with you and laughed so hard with you.

What I’m trying to say is your ‘uni mates’ know you for you, no pretences. You don’t feel like you have to make an effort with these guys, you feel no desire to be anything but your weird and wonderful self when you’re around these weird and wonderful people. They’ll never judge you either, and always tell you straight when you’re being absolutely ridiculous, a drama queen or just down right stupid.

Friends come and go, not all of them you will click with, but the ones that you do, your ‘uni mates’, keep hold of them tight and never let them go. You absolutely love them for who they are and they love you for who you are too. And at the end of the day, they know far too much to let them go.

 

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  • Mam sent Jim and I out for a belated birthday brunch yesterday (she’s a true diamond and I miss her so bloody much), we went to @luckypennychapel and omg 🤤🤤. I always go sweet cos Jim always goes savoury so that means I get the best of both worlds 💁🏻‍♀️🐷. It was delish and I deffo recommend 👌🏻. In other news we bought a plant for the new apartment today (a peace lilly) and Jim has named it Treesa May 🙄. We now have Treesa May, Planthony Hopkins and Angelina Growlee. #welcometothejungle #votelabour
  • Had the BEST surprise bday trip weekend in Tasmania thanks to Jim 🤩. We had a jam packed weekend and got about 5 hours of sleep the whole time but omg sooooo much fun. Tasmania is absolutely beautiful and we’ll be going back for sure but Hobart is totally doable in a weekend, 10/10 would recommend! I’ll get round to writing up a post about our antics but we’re currently moving flat and it’s proving to be quite difficult so I’m catching up on suits (how good?!), making my way through a bottle of wine and forgetting all of my responsibilities 🍷✌🏻
  • Melbs winter please politely piss off 🙃. I’m ready for blue skies and sandy beaches now! Who’s feelin me 🙋🏻‍♀️☀️
  • I’ll just be over here, dreaming about which brunch spot to hit next weekend 🤤. (Next weekend cos I’ve gotta work this whole weekend🙄.) Big up to the fellow weekend warriors of the world 👊🏻. If you’re as motivated by food as much as I am the thought of some good grub will get ya through #treatyoself. Lol that it’s only Wednesday and I’m planning my meals for next weekend 🐷. Anyone else’s mind work around food or is it just me... 💭. Anyway I’m blabbering, happy hump day to ya xoxo
  • Had a spontaneous little trip down to Mornington Peninsula yesterday. Dragged ourselves out of bed early to hit Arthur’s Seat, Cape Schanck and Sorrento 🚘. We spent far too much money on a hire car buuuuttt..... hmm yeah can’t justify that one we were just plain stupid. Should have read the terms and conditions but we didn’t 🙄. Anywaaayyy had a lush day, Jim drove the whole way and I was dj mystro and it was fab 🕺🏻.
  • Approx 5 mins after this pic was taken the heavens opened and I ended up looking like a drowned rat 👍🏻. Just another typical day in Melbourne 🙃
  • Jim capturing the sheer joy I was feeling earlier in Fawkner Park cos OMG SO MANY DOGS 🐶. Happy Sunday to ya 🌟
  • Forever getting caught in the act 🐷. It was a choccy muffin in case you’re wondering and it was lush 🤤. Ps just wrote a new blog post about my wonderful 85yr old great aunty. Go check it out if you fancy a browse ✌🏻🙃

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