Before enrolling on my course here at Portsmouth University, the one thing that occupied my mind was what society I was going to join. At freshers Fair I found a few possibilities, but my heart was set on the University of Portsmouth Circus Skills Society, nicknamed UPSOCS. Here I am brushing up on my poi skills, I have also attempted to unicycle and juggle. I fit in so well with everyone and it is a great way to enjoy myself outside my halls of residence and course. 

At the moment we are all preparing for a christmas show for the 30th November to perform in front of the Salvation Army in Albert Road. I am really excited to show off my skills as a beginner, my only trouble is finding music to suit. I have a few ideas so far, but I think my choices will reflect what I am able to do. 

I have mainly used my tails so far, but I have braved Fire Poi, LED Glow Poi and Sock Poi. I hope to buy my own socks soon and Glow / LED Strobe poi and fire poi will be on my christmas list and or birthday list. I want this to remain a hobby for me so that in the future, I can perhaps earn money from it. UPSOCS is truly a wonderful, quirky and fun society, with plenty of fantastic and friendly people that bounce off of each other. 

I made it ………

Well, I finally made it after weeks and months of waiting, planning etc. I am in Portsmouth University. I moved into halls after an hour long car journey. Moving in was fun. There is a lift. Some stairs. I have flat mates and neighbours who are rather friendly. Nothing is going to get in my way of my goal to get this graphic design degree. Well, epart from the fun stuff which I may or may not sign up too etc etc etc.