I hope you are forever and ever. Come back to see me.
I miss you too. apparently, i am still subscribed to your blog. Gasp!
woo cupcakes roooock jess !
ahh end of year 12 partying those were the days!
Good luck, you sound very busy.
haha i agree with kat
i saw this on fb and i really thought u bleached it blonde!
SHOW ME YOUR PEEN. Cause I hear Lady? Gaga has one.
So, Lady Gaga is touring Aus again, I wish there was some way we could go together. Maybe there will be somehow.
trust me, once you leave high school, you'll wanna crawl back.
hahaha. the big wide world is a scary place.
you learn a whole lot more hope you play well in volleyball jessss! ciaociao
Ha, I like the other pic better. LOL And that is some mega creepy shit in the background. Just saying.
The sand sculpture is fucking amazing.
Dude, you definitely need to party it up for me next weekend.
That's a pretty epic sand sculpture.
har har nice pictures jess
sand sculpture is awesome!
and yes, stressful year 12 times are ahead
good luck with QSC and have fun ~~
i like the sun and moon one !" I am Melancholy and you are Euphoria " i really like that line you should expand this into another peice its a good concept !
I prefer Butterfly too.
1. Sure, "grown ups" scare you. WINK WINK.
2. Agreed. I was the same way last year. It's fun.
One other thing Jess, is it possible for you to travel to UQ on a daily basis? I'm sure I remember you saying you're only about an hour's train ride from Brisbane. It used to take me over an hour to get to uni each day, and it sounds like it's hard and stuff but it's not too bad once you get used to it. That way you could stay at home and not need to worry about money/taking a gap year and keep your job.
Dude, I know that this is kind of creepy me writing on your wall because I don't know you and all, but because I go to UQ/ went to college there - GO WITH THIS OPTION IF POSSIBLE. Are you thinking about St John's college?
Any who, I've had numerous friends study science at UQ and they have really enjoyed it - just like you said it is well renowned and you really do get access to great facilities/ the best lecturers, etc. Also of these friends, a few of them have made the transition into medicine at UQ, which is also quite the accomplishment. My brother is currently studying Medicine at UQ (after doing a science degree there) and he loves it. I’m sure Griffith would be okay, but it’s in the middle of nowhere and most people lol at those whose attend there. I know you have other factors to consider, but I guess where ever you go in terms of university, you just have to make the most of it. Plus, Griffith is slowly getting better ... :P
I know college is really expensive, but having spent three years of my life living there (at International House) I can definitely recommend it. Seriously, I have made so many friends and have so many amazing memories of my time there. They do so much inter-college stuff in terms of social, cultural and sporting activities as well that you always have so much to do and trust me, you don’t get lonely! Just because I am biased, I think International House and Cromwell College are great colleges if you haven’t considered these! But I think from what you have said that you aren’t considering either of these. I know whichever college you attend, you will have the opportunity to partake in volleyball as there are tournaments amongst the colleges and also you will have the opportunity to join Uni teams. Costs between colleges vary also (I think only slightly now... the price keeps going up every year!). I know I am on the PRO college bandwagon right now, but if this turns out not to be an option, have you considered living in a share house? Lots of people I know have done this and loved it (mind you, if you did get crap roommates it would be horrible), but it’s just another option.
In terms of the gap year, I did this and I thought that it was well worth it. I travelled for the year and it was just such a refreshing break from high school. I had friends who took the year off to work and qualify for the youth allowance, which really helped them when they started Uni and gave them a break. I have now qualified for youth allowance and I think that including youth allowance/ rent assistance you should be looking more to get around $420 fortnightly. I know it’s not that much more, but it all helps. Also the benefit of qualifying for youth allowance and becoming ‘independent’ is that you can apply for commonwealth accommodation scholarships. This is what I did (as my family is from the Sunshine Coast) and I get $4500 a year (which doesn’t affect youth allowance). You would be able to qualify this as well, I am sure. Also, there are other scholarships that are available to support people doing medicine for later down the track!
Anyway, I typed way too much for you to read there! If you have any questions though, let me know. Seriously, going to UQ/ college has really been one of the best experiences of my life. No matter what though, just make the best of whatever you choose. Good luck in your decision making!
Come and live in Brisvegas with me! That being said, I know lots of people at Griffith (not the GC one) who really really love it. But then if you really want to go to UQ, you should go there as you don't want to end up regretting your decision later down the track. Brisbane's a fun place to live in!
I went to uni straight from high school and ended up dropping out after two months and volunteering for the rest of the year. It was really good just to get a breather before I got stuck into classes again. So in my experience, a year between studies really does help.
I've worked out that if I work for 18 months and earn over $20000 in that time, then spend it all, the governemnt will give me a youth-type allowance of $340ish dollars a fortnight which will help with the money situation. Not sure if I want to take a gap year thoughhhh mm.