I came back here after finishing my two years, after being enrolled in a university, after receiving my final IB grades, and after feeling like a whole different person from the one that wrote those shitty blogs (sorry past Zala, you kinda suck #personalgrowth or something, right).
Anyway, I wanted to tell you one thing, my fellow soon-to-be-UWCiM-firsties:
UWC Mostar may not be perfect, it may have problems and a weird administration but these two years were the best experience I have ever had.
Listen, I know I whined a lot, and made it seem like hell. But it's not. Mostar is something special - something that will become home for you. I sound so corny lol but you know what I mean, right?
My second year was actually so much nicer than my first year. I changed residences (Sušac for life), I fell in love (hi handsome if you're reading this (I hope you're not) know that I love you and you made this year unforgettably amazing), I deepened my friendships (yes hello my two best friends who I adore with my whole heart), and I fucked the IB over, not letting it fuck me first (42 in your face, you shitty International Baccalausijhgiewniew - I still don't know how to spell it).
So yes, first year might've been rough, but second year made it all worth. I learned how to cook. I woke up half an hour earlier every morning to walk from Sušac to school. I didn't get wasted anymore (okay, maybe once or twice). I learned more about myself and about my subjects. I enjoyed the IB (yes, it's actually possible). I made my room feel like home. And I made Mostar and the UWC community feel like home too.
So, my fellow firsties, second years, whoever the heck is still on this blog, UWCiM is a whole-rounded, crazy, amazing, unforgettable, beautiful experience. Just take it as it comes. Accept it, enjoy it, cry a bit, make friends and love (watch out for the Code of Conduct though) and make it the best two years possible.
Love you all. I'm off to university soon but before that I'm off to cry a bit because Mostalgia is real and the fear of adult life is too haha..ha. Enjoy UWC until you can, it's worth it!