Anna goes to Uni...
It was really weird to see my little sister settling in to her first week at Uni yesterday when me and my mum Ali visited her at her new halls.
Seeing her there makes me think about the choices I made two years ago when I was 18 and deciding what to do with my life! I wondered at that time after spending two years at college studying Art and Film whether University was the right route for me. I decided not to go, I didn't really know what I wanted to do as a creative career, or what I would even study if I went, and felt like just 'getting out there' was the way I wanted to do it.
I am so proud of what I have achieved since that time, setting up and running my photography business at that age, growing up quickly and growing so much as a person. But now, even though I love what I do, having just turned 20 at the end of last month I can't help but realise there is a part of me that is still a little bit drawn to the idea of going, for the new education, 'youthfulness' and mostly the security of it!
After hanging out, meeting some of her hall mates who seemed fun, stealing some left over take-away pizza, she kicked us out in time to get ready for her fifth night of partying at Freshers week!
Good luck Anna, my gorgeous sister! I can't wait to see what this exciting new time will hold for you and miss you so much already xxxxxxxxx