A piece of advice I would give to any future or current student would live by the phrase you only live once; or in the case you only Sheffield once. Sounds corny, but in all seriousness though, take hold of every opportunity that arises because if anything life is to short and you may never be given that opportunity again. Life is worth being enjoyed, don’t take things to seriously and live in the moment; because you never know your eyes might be opened too.- Erin Smith (Bachelor of Community Development)
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Seeing the world in a different light
Well after a terribly long and stressful day of technology not working and bookings for future accommodation going missing; I can happily say it is all over and let the holidays begin! Coming to Sheffield has been an absolutely amazing experience; I have fallen in love with this place in only two weeks. It is sad to say good-bye, but I know it won’t be forever. Coming overseas for the first time has opened my eyes; I will for now on see the world in a completely different light. There are many commonalities between Australia and England; there are only minor things that set us apart. One aspect of England that I have fallen in love with is their appreciation for the countryside and how proud they are of their history. I feel Australia lacks that to a degree, but then again we haven’t got the amount of history England has. Tomorrow morning I set off for yet another adventure, which in itself will open my eyes in a completely different way; one thing I know is that I will not understand the places I go in as much depth as I do Sheffield. I have come to appreciate Sheffield so much, for what it did in the past and how it overcame these obstacles; I hope that the members of the community appreciate this progress as it really is something to be proud of.