Frightening title for a frightening stage of my life!
After months of being adamant I wasn’t going to be able to cope at University, I’m finally coming to terms with the whole situation. Who would have thought it?
If you know me on a personal level, you will know I am extremely family orientated. I was determined to give University a go, a trial if you will, but never saw myself sticking around for more than a few months with my family being three and a half hours away from my residence.
I have been making plenty of purchases within the last four weeks and am still in need of a long list of items but what I have to date will be shown in my next blog post.
My accommodation is also finalised, and I am massively impressed with my study room. I had already visited a block of flats on the open day, but at a separate location that I am now going to be staying in. Therefore a rough guide was given but nothing solid to work with in terms of décor and colour schemes.
I have been updating myself none stop with emails from my University so I don’t miss any important dates or events, keeping myself notified on their social media has been a huge help too. So much so that I am now added into a Facebook group with the girls that will be studying the same course as I. It’s completely mind-settling to actually get to know these lovely ladies before meeting them, and having an insight on how they’re feeling before we all leave our cosy bedrooms at home. We are all in the same boat and I’m truly grateful for being found by these girls and stupidly excited to meet them at Freshers Week! If you’re heading to Uni soon, definitely check their Facebook page (Or taking my experience into consideration, I was found on Twitter just by stating I was going to start studying Fashion Journalism and made sure to tag the University handle too!)
Personally, I’m not certain that I’ll ever be ready to move away from home, but how on earth will I know if I don’t just dive head first into it? On one hand I am absolutely against leaving. I have my laptop booted up and am researching ‘what happens if you drop out of your studies’ and on the other hand, I am making lists of all the places I want to visit once I’m settled; the food I need to buy; organisation tips from other bloggers and endless photos of things I’m still yet to purchase to make my space look homely. But when I think about it overall, three years of my time is not going to matter when I have a lifetime of income and a career I am fully satisfied with that also allows me to challenge and further myself in something I am truly passionate about. Also, what the heck, my phone is with me 24/7 I can just call my parents/grandparents/partner whenever I dam feel. Plus I didn’t spend all of my wages on a car and not visit home?
At first it will be completely daunting and the most lonely place on earth. Just please remember that it will always get better.
This too shall pass.
You’ll learn to love your environment whilst your also learning to meet new people, and juggle your independence with your studies. You’ll learn how quick you can wake up in the morning and dart to your lecture. Be determined in your work and achieve all that you can, be aware what is going on around you but lastly; Have fun out there!
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