Went to the college enrolment and enrolled, I have a student card and everything. Just have to get my loan sorted and I'll be good to go. Should come through any day and then I'm sorted. I start on Tuesday. I am having permanent low level panic attacks about it and have not had a proper nights sleep since enrolment, so. STILL. Nobody thinks I can do it, and I want to prove them wrong. (And if I drop out, I have to repay the loan myself, whereas if I complete it and go onto university, the debt gets wiped).
I will be studying Humanities, which is psychology, sociology and english literature. And there's 55 hours of philosophy in there too, which is my personal favourite because if nothing else I am ever so slightly pretentious. No, well, yes, but I like thinking about big things and little things and whether things exist or not.
Should I complete my course (which has a 100% success rate apparently) I plan to go to university to study History and get a phd in History Of Medicine, because you all know that's been my thing for, like, ever. So I could be a Doctor. That'd be wicked cool. So this time next year I could be off to university? I like the sound of that.
What else? Oh! I bought tickets to see The Blockheads in December today. It should be pretty damn cool because they're pretty damn cool people and they put on a good show. I can't wait. They'll be the third band I've seen live (oh yeah, I've lived the crazy life - Spice Girls and Scarling).
Trying to think if I've got any tattoos I should have told you about, but I don't think so. Am getting one finished off on Wednesday, literally 15 minutes after college ends so don't know how that'll go but hopefully I can be super brave. Nothing like a good bit of adrenaline, no?
I'm hoping to get a Friday the 13th (as in the date, not the movie) tattoo this year because I've wanted to for years and never got around to it. Been checking around shops nearby, but no luck so far. But then maybe they haven't gotten around to drawing anything up yet, so. But fingers crossed!
It was Ethan's birthday today (Friday) and he was/is four years old. I can't believe it's been four years, that just seems insane to me. He's so grown up now, and he's starting to read. He loved all his presents and I think he had a really good day. I count myself as so lucky to know him. He's the best person I know.
And Ella! Ella who took her first steps today. Trying to outshine her brother, of course. She's very much growing into her personality. Sometimes she pulls a face and I don't know if you've ever seen Dylan Moran's 'Irish Hair' bit, but she looks identical to him. Not insulting either of them, but the resemblance is uncanny. It doesn't help that her hair is very curly and unruly. She's going to have the hair that all the other girls envy and probably a wicked sense of humour as well. She's not talking yet, but she knows what you're saying. She's lazy. I wish she'd talk, because that's the best bit, when they're starting to talk, because then they're properly human and a whole new world opens up to them. But walking! Not too shabby.
It's been really hot here, hitting 30 degrees at some points, which is pretty evil because we're just not prepared for that. I always wake up wrapped up in my duvet (I don't know why I insist on cocooning myself when I'm asleep) and just feel like I'm going to die because I've been slowly cooking myself all night. It's supposed to break this weekend, which is a shame, because it's been lovely, but also a relief because, British, cannot handle hot weather (though wearing shorts and crop tops has been lovely).
Anyway, I'll leave you there, I suppose, with a photo of my college ID (I'm sure you could figure out what college I'm going to from the logo, if I haven't mentioned it anyway, but please, no stalking, thanks ^__^). What is it about ID photos that makes everyone unattractive (I mean, I'm hardly Kate Moss or whoever is heralded as the peak of attractiveness... Benedict Cumberbatch? I don't even know, I'm so out of touch, but still). Also, it made me look as though I'd bleached the top of my hair, when really it was the light. Good look. Not.