More and more often recently, I’ve been hearing friends go on about particular events or specific weeks of our lives that were stand out weeks or were really enjoyable etc and they went on about how they wanted to go back and have that day or that week again. And, now don’t get me wrong here, I loved every minute of these days that they have referred to- Graduation week was one of the best weeks of my life and I had so many funny night outs and events through University. Even down to simple days like spending an afternoon on the beach in the sun after one of our finals is one of the most enjoyable afternoons that I have ever spent.
Those are some of the best memories I have, but never, even if I lived through an infinite number of lifetimes, I would never want to relive those days or events. Those days and moments meant so much to me because of how my friends and I spent the time together. Reliving those days would mean changing what happened and I couldn’t bear to lose those memories, the laughter and stupidity and glorious company.
I don’t understand why you would want to relive the time you have already had. Why would you want to go back and relive a memory you have already had, when you could go out and create new, if not better memories? Our time is too short to go back and relive past experiences. It is one thing to reminisce and enjoy but to wish your time away on past events?
A crazy stupid drunk weekend but so much fun! A couple weekends back 28 teams of 10 girls from the uni competed against each other in loads of sports over a 3 day period.
Its stupid. Its fun. Its ALWAYS really really cold.
MY team were created all through one friend of ours, so we were a mix of swimmers, sprinters, cross country champions and broken humans (myself). And we were perfectly named.. TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD!
Yes.. we did win best team name. We won a massive bottle of champagne. Was glorious.
The final event was the Mystery Event, which is running around the Uni field doing an obstacle course. But its a slightly disgusting obstacle course.You start by eating what was referred to as a ‘Trifle’ but it was vile and caused us all (myself especially) to vomit. A lot. At least it wasn’t in my system! Then there was a lot of carrying team members around, carrying boiled eggs in bras and being covered in questionable substances by officer training guys. It was grim. Yet so much fun.
There were so many mudslides and crawling in mud and stupid challenges.
This was the final mudslide to finish the event, it was a 15m mudslide and as we were one of the last teams to go, it was SUPER muddy as it had been churned up loads already.
Somehow, our mismatched team managed to tank the challenge and came 2nd in the Mystery event! Beating all the incredibly competitive teams, only losing to one team (who won overall). At the aftermath that evening, all the rugby girls cheered for our team as we were doing so well! Especially as we had started the final day of competition as 25th out of 28th and finished the weekend in 8th position!
It was such an amazing weekend and I don’t think I could’ve spent it with better people! SO thank you so much girls!
I thought this blog could be about around moments of my life and I thought that my year 11 prom could be one of those!
During May, I had my school prom at The Essex Golf and Country club. I arrived with my two best friends in a Vintage car that we had hired for the occasion!
My dress was from Coast and I fell in love with it straight away! I had originally said for year that I will NEVER wear black to a prom year 11 or year 13. Well that failed! Originally my sister had found the dress while she was shopping with my mum when I was working. But I don’t mind, I love how the dress looked and, to use my mum’s expression, “the way it is a timeless dress and could be used again and again and never go out of fashion”. Which I like! My only problem would be if I grew again!
I have to give a huge thankyou to my sister for doing my hair and my make up and nails! She did a fantastic job and I had many compliments throughout the evening which were all thanks to her!!
Our close group of friends headed back to one girl’s house for a bit of an after party and that was so much fun and we had an absolute laugh! Even though I was almost too tired for work the following day!!
I had a fantastic evening and was even in the newspaper for my school! I was also the only photo on the homepage of the Colchester Gazette website with my 2 best friends and our car!