Well it seems we’ve reached the end. If I’m being honest I didn’t think I would even make it this far with the diary but I’m grateful I did. When I first started I was worried I would regret it but most of that worry was due to being scared. This experience has been my first with a newspaper and I’m proud and thankful for the experience. It doesn’t feel like it’s been six months since my first entry but now I’m writing my last for you to read and I’m nearing the end of my first year of college.
To put it simply, this year has been rough. Experiencing my first year of college from my kitchen table through a laptop screen has been a struggle more often than not but writing for SIN and developing my confidence as a writer has been a life saver. I’ve enjoyed telling you all my thoughts and my concerns and most of the time just my rants. I’m sure you’ve all got sick of my complaining in these entries but I appreciate you all for giving them a read.
The next few weeks will be a rollercoaster for us all and my exam timetable is not looking good so far. The only thing keeping me relatively sane is the knowledge that summer is just around the corner and even though we will be limited with what we can do, a few months college free will do me, and hopefully you, the world of good. The excitement of summer is a little less exciting with the necessity of a summer job. I’m sending out CVs left and right lately hoping for a reply. I won’t keep boring you with my trials and tribulations any longer. I’m sure you’ve heard enough over the last 11 issues.
To end this final diary entry, I want to thank features editor Saoirse Higgins for giving me this opportunity and allowing me to write whatever came to mind. This experience has helped me further my writing and I can’t wait to continue next year with some new articles for you all. I wish you all a stress free and fun filled summer!