If there’s one thing I really feel like I’ve learnt since being at uni it’s being a lot more thick-skinned. Taking things on the chin and learning how to deal with unpleasant people. I feel like I’ve matured a lot in that aspect of things and can handle people who think it’s okay to be rude by showing them exactly how they make me feel by mirroring things. I sometimes step back and think phwoa, didn’t know I had that brave little bitch in there! Being surrounded by hand-picked ripe cherry friends all this time from back home means I’ve not had to deal with the variety of people I’ve been seeing lately but at the same time I’m so thankful to have these lessons.
Not everyone is peaches and cream, but having a clean heart lets you recognise the clean hearts around you - and that being a good person doesn’t mean you have to let down walls and be doormats to people.
I’m loving this upgraded backbone, really proud of myself.
Had our principles of marketing presentation today and went down to the bakery to buy fresh pastries as we were presenting on this specific company. Anyway, was well and truly excited/nervous/cheery and smashed the presentation with minor (laugh-inducing) mistakes and had a really great time.
But to top it all off? A very sweet, adorable boy later wrote to me telling me I’d done amazingly and that I was by far the best. Trust me, a girl who was convinced her voice was shaking throughout could not be happier hearing something like that.