This week, our resident first year columnist Aoife Burke breaks down her fitness resolutions for the semester ahead, and provides updates on how to afford an ongoing coffee addiction like her own. As always, she’s juggling it all amidst a packed schedule of English readings and law exams!
It’s me back again! At the time of writing this, we are over a week away from the results being released! I’m hopeful that everyone did well (including me). I did my best anyhow. I have been busy catching up with work and studying hard. I have a lot of additional reading to do this year so I am trying to pace myself and get all of it done on time! I have some exciting news I sadly cannot publish yet, but once I can, you guys will be the first to know! I have had to take a couple of days off college in relation to this, however, I will make it up!
My hair costs 100 euro at a time but that’s for everything! I visit the hairdresser every 3 months for my regular highlights, toner and a trim. I’m planning to get back into fitness in the new decade and rejoin my local gym, as I loved going in there. It’s a women only gym, and it’s like a party with great music and fun instructors!
I’m really loving my English modules this semester, as we are studying Greek theatre and drama. I find I learn a lot from Youtube videos, as well as Blackboard. We have another tort Multiple Choice Quiz in February worth 20% again with negative marking! So I am going to have to really knuckle down for that!
I have a real coffee habit going on! I drink at least 2 cups every morning. I cannot function without it anymore! My mum kindly gifted me a coffee machine for Christmas and it takes coffee pods. I really love it, however, I am limited for space. I share my house with four other people, so every corner has something in it! My rent is very low and thank God I have a sound landlord. I have found budgeting in my first year of college to be tough, although I am always pleased to see the dinners in the Bialann are very reasonably priced. I keep meaning to buy a keep cup for my coffee, to be kinder to the environment and my own pocket! It’s great that it works out cheaper in the long run to use your own cup around college.
I still am intending to do an English degree. Without sounding too nerdy, I love writing essays. It’s important to eat well and exercise and get lots of sleep. I’m still finding Thursdays the toughest day of lectures within the week. By 6pm, I am usually sat with a coffee staring into space, and absolutely zonked. Perhaps it’s the January blues getting to us all lately, on top of settling into a brand new semester.
Thanks for reading!
Big love, Aoife x