It’s almost March, 2018 is cruising by. In just a few short weeks, five to be exact, I will be finishing up my lectures for my Master’s degree. It feels like only yesterday, I moved to London. I’m happy with where I stand with my coursework but know that I can continue to improve my work and hopefully (fingers crossed) publish some of my work in the near future. These next five weeks will go by in the blink of an eye, but I must say, I’m extremely excited for the month of April.
The entire month of April, I do not have any classes due to the Easter holiday. My final examinations will take place at the beginning of May and the following week, I will be starting my clinical placement with the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder team at the Michael Rutter Centre, within the Maudsley Hospital. The Michael Rutter Centre is an outpatient service for children and adolescents with mental health disorders. This centre has an international reputation for the specialist treatments and services they provide, as well as vital research. I am very excited to begin the next step of my education at this centre, working with an astounding team. The clinical placement is only eight weeks long but if my classes went by this fast, I can’t imagine how quickly my placement will go by. Not to mention the amount of experience and knowledge I will gain; it’s an incredible opportunity.
As for my time off, I will be studying for my exams but I’m looking forward to spending some time with Nicholas. He will be returning to London at the beginning of April and we have already started planning our break. Well, I’ve been planning and organizing it. To be honest, I don’t need to go anywhere extravagant during my time off, just some quality time with Nicholas is all that I could ask for. Plus, I’ll be in the height of my training for the London Marathon (April 22nd), so I can’t go to a place where I’m just going to want to lay on a beach all day. That would not be very helpful in my training.
As for the last few months, I’ve been going to classes and working A LOT. I have really enjoyed all my work with KIND and I’ve met some wonderful people. I must say, spending a day within the Estee Lauder Head Office as pretty great. I was pretty much in awe the entire time I was in the building. I started off my morning walking into an office building with a very fancy fireplace in the lobby. It was a good start to the day.
One of the best things about London is, clearly, London Fashion Week. It started at the end of last week and is just wrapping up. I love that King’s College is the building right next to the fashion week events. Just walking out of class and being embraced in the full fashion experience is simply bliss.
During my countless work hours, I was able to meet Dame Katherine Grainger. She is a five-time Olympic medalist for Great Britain’s rowing team. She is also Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. I’ve been able to see The Chainsmokers and Fat Boy Slim’s concerts. Next, I’ll be heading off to Dua Lipa’s
As for the rest of my future, I’m only looking a few months ahead. At the end of June, King’s College will be celebrating the anniversary of my master’s program. Alumni from all across the world will be coming back to London to present and celebrate. There will be a debate discussing Western countries views of psychology and it’s impact in other countries. I’m excited to be working with two of my fellow course mates in organizing this event and to be presenting as well.
I’m very excited to see what the next few months of my life, here in London, will look like.