Endajuly Update

It’s the end of the month again and it’s been a while since the last post (almost exactly one month), and considering I’ve been dying to write and draw and film about TONS of stuff, that’s nowhere near logical. Right now I’m sitting in a cafe I’ve been obsessed with the last couple of weeks, it’s a franchise cafe but it’s as good as it gets in my neighbourhood. It’s about one kilometre from my house and it’s the second closest coffee shop to me (the other one is probably less than 200m), but the reason I go here and not to the closer one is because (a) this one’s open from 7.30am-10pm, the other one’s 11am-5pm, so THAT’s a HUGE difference), (b) it does savoury stuff and filter coffee, which are both my favourite.

Speaking about coffee shops, there’s been a change in my way of thinking in that I figured that if you treat the cafe prices as the baseline, then you get to go to cafes more often, and you consider going to the supermarket for ingredients as being thrifty and getting a bargain. I suppose this way of thinking doesn’t let you save a lot of money, but it’s a lot more pleasant than treating cafe-going as an unnecessary expense and necessarily a treat. Perhaps I’m getting aged in the sense that I began to put value in my convenience. Or maybe it’s called getting lazy? I’ve definitely felt lazy in the last few months, although whether this is objectively true is something I wouldn’t be able to tell.

Today I accepted my accommodation offer from the University of Brighton. I’ll be living in Varley outside of Brighton. All of Brighton’s university accommodation is outside of the city, which is novel to me since in Edinburgh I always lived within a 20 minute walk to any of the uni facilities I needed. Today I even thought: “why bother with moving to a different location if I could’ve just stayed there?”, but I think that’s the laziness talking, the laziness I just spoke about. Brighton has a very interesting Centre for Design Research that I’m very curious about and it’s meant to be very reputable and they have some exciting topics they’re working on. Lots of variety in the research topics of the staff and it’ll be lovely to get to study there. This afternoon there’s an online event that’s meant to tell us all about accommodation and living in Brighton, so I’ll hopefully find out how I’ll get to and from the main campus.

Lots of exciting things in my life. I’ll end this post here so as not to make it long. Suffice to say I’m very happy at the moment even though I’ve been feeling weird for the last few weeks, I’m taking my medication more regularly than I did in the spring but to be fair I’m often feeling confused, I think the main cause is (a) trouble with my driving course and (b) trouble with and worrying about getting back to Edinburgh to say goodbye to my coop location and retrieving the leftover belongings of mine that I left up in the room I moved to but never lived in. Flat 16, top floor, very nice room and cool cozy kitchen that I never lived in. Anyway. Yeah, I’ve felt confused but very happy, too, so I suppose things are good.

Published by kotersey

Graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a First in geography, and from the University of Brighton with a Master's in history of design and material culture. Probably drinking iced coffee and thinking about buildings.

2 thoughts on “Endajuly Update

  1. I am glad that you are feeling happy and are doing well! Congratulations on accepting the University of Brighton’s offer. That’s great! I hope your move goes well and you can enjoy the rest of your summer enjoying the cafe before grad school. It’s so great to hear that you have been doing well this summer 🙂

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    1. Thank you Liz! I’m very excited. I’m really hoping I can stay at university after this master’s degree and enter a PhD programme. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll aim to post updates on here every now and then. ♥

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