Tuesday, 14 June 2016


 Every time I head back to Canterbury, my emotions become a confused mess of elation and sadness. I've only actually been back four times since finishing my degree last June because life just gets so busy. I love Canterbury though, and I always will. It's a gorgeous city - not too big, but big enough and I couldn't have chosen a better city to go to University in! But coming back is hard. Partly because I miss my course, partly because I miss my friends and partly because I miss this city itself.

Herne Bay which is a gorgeous beach a stone's throw away from Canterbury

 Canterbury is always going to have a special place in my heart. It was the place that I found myself at 18 years old living along for the first time. It was the place that I found some fabulous friends, some of whom will be friends for life, and it was the place that I fell in love with Dan. Every corner I turn when I am in Canterbury, there is a memory. Some good, some bad but overwhelmingly memories that make me miss this city and the experience I had in it.

It was also the place that I became who I am today. I wouldn't be as confident or as happy as I am now had I not gone to university in Canterbury. Part of me going to Canterbury was to learn how to survive on my own, and I definitely mastered that. I can cook myself a meal, change a lightbulb (just about) and cope on my own. I know how to budget and manage my money. I've travelled all across the country by myself, and grown in confidence. Before I went to university, I wouldn't even go into town by myself and now I almost prefer it! Canterbury was good to me.

 My three years in this city changed me as a person, and for the better. I grew to love time by myself, and that is one of the most important things I could have learnt. There are always going to be times that you are alone and appreciating your own company is so important. I owe so much to this city, and the experiences I had there!

For now though, I can only hope we'll be back in Canterbury soon.

Do you still miss your university city a year on?


  1. Oh that is such a lovely post! I still live in my university city and I feel like I won't ever go back because I love it so much here. I can totally relate to what you're saying in the text :)

    Love, kerstin

    1. I hope you get to go back! It's just a case of making time for it in our busy busy lives XX

  2. I graduate front Kent University this July, and am currently in the process of packing up my house in Canterbury. I'm definitely going to miss it! x

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    1. It's a gorgeous city! I wish I had had some more time there xxx


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