Hello there! This is my first time talking to you from a brand new location- my University bedroom! I arrived at University yesterday, and today was my first full day. And I have to say, things have been pretty full on! So I decided, while everyone was out being sociable, I needed some alone time- and also some time with Not-So-Modern-Girl!
So, what has my time at University been like so far? Well, to sum it up in a couple of words, I would say- stressful, exciting, nerve-wracking, fun and scary! I have loved meeting new people, and everyone is genuinely so nice- people seem really happy to do whatever you want to do, and I’ve met people who are happy not going out clubbing. I would say that today has been really full-on, and while I’ve loved socialising with everyone, I needed a bit of chill alone time, to watch Netflix and generally enjoy my own time while everyone’s out at a party. In fact, because nearly everyone is out, this will also be the perfect time to catch a shower.
Today there was a lot of things going on- I had orientation day and was bombarded with a lot of information about practically everything at University- in fact, I think I’ve probably forgotten all that information already! And there was also a stressful period today where I just couldn’t connect to Wifi on my laptop- I even asked the help of the boy next door, who is absolutely lovely, and who helped to stop me worrying. But, clearly, I managed to get the Wifi up and running, with the help of the University IT people, and I am now ready for business!
I think that everyday this week (Fresher’s Week) is going to be stressful, and so it’s nice right now to have a bit of time to myself. I have loads going on next week, and I can’t wait until my course actually starts and I can go to lectures and start to call this beautiful campus and place my home. But until then, I’m just trying to take every day as it comes (which is unnatural for me) and I’m trying to meet as many people as possible- even if sometimes I am a loner who would rather binge on Pretty Little Liars than go to a party 😉
So far I’ve been so busy that I’ve not actually been that homesick, although I had a little wobble tonight. Living independently is difficult, but I think after a couple of weeks I’ll just settle into a routine and Uni will seem like the most normal thing in the world. In a way, I wish I could fast-forward to those weeks! I can’t wait for lectures to start and I can’t wait to meet more people, particularly those doing my course.
Have you ever felt over-whelmed by a new experience? What was your University experience, and do you have any tips for me? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Currently reading: ‘Mansfield Park’ by Jane Austen