2) Hare Krishna!

23 Sep

Today I started my Journalism BA at City University London – The University for business and the professions, don’t you know? I already feel very at home there, wandering around with my newspaper and coffee, waiting for my lecture (oh, fine, my induction…) to start. Someone special told me a few days ago that not many people assume they will be going to university, but that is exactly what I did! I have never doubted myself, although for a while I did doubt that my results would be adequate… It just would have meant I would have to go to university via a different pathway, and perhaps take a little longer. Already, from my first day I have proved to myself that I can be ridiculously confident! I, Lalah-Simone Springer, take no prisoners. The feeling that I can talk to anyone – the girl who is waiting outside the same room as me, and the guy who happens to be walking to university ahead of me, map in hand and looking vaguely perplexed – is one that I find absolutely exhilarating! I used to be quite a shy person, who took a while to warm to people enough to show my true humorous, intelligent and personable self, but I like to think I can reveal that now, straight off the bat!

True, I could look the fool, wandering along with my hands too full, my hair slightly messy and a look of perfect, maniacal glee on my face, but ‘frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn’! I’m having far too much fun in my own head.

It seems to me that the best thing about today was the Fresher’s Fayre – our sports centre filled to bursting with clubs and societies to join! Okay, maybe I am being a bit preppy, but I think clubs will come to be a very important part of university life. I joined so many I can barely remember them all. The one I am most looking forward to is the Krishna Consciousness Society. I am entirely taken in by the message of personal development, vegetarianism, stress management, happiness and anti consumerism; although I must admit I like to shop… And eat meat. Maybe that is soon to change? Maybe when I finish my Journalism degree you will see me looking the fool, wandering along with two chimes in my hand with my head shaved and a look of perfect, euphoric glee on my face – Hare Krishna!

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2 Responses to “2) Hare Krishna!”

  1. Alex September 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    Oh darling, I’m thrilled that it’s gone well, I never doubted you for a second, but still had my fingers crossed [ at least inside my head, I would look pretty stupid to walk around like that, non?] Wish you all the best, and hopefully shall see you soon-ish. Obviously you’ll be busy for quite some time, but as soon as we can both make a date, we must!

    Love you dearly

  2. Uncle Matt September 25, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    I am so proud of you Lalah! From holding you as a tiny baby to now you have grown into an amazing woman.

    Go and reach that star- it’s there for you.

    Always,
    Matt x

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