University Life

University Life

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Hello my lovelies! I hope everyones well. I’m so sorry I haven’t written in a while, I had a mental block of what I wanted to write about and it was stressing me out. I decided to take some time off and figure out what I wanted to do next. I’ve decided to write my blog posts for the next two weeks in advance, one to set myself a challenge and two I’m starting uni back on Monday and I am not going to have time (sad face). As we are on the topic, today I decided to talk about uni and my experiences so far. I just want to let everyone know who’s just started in their first year that there honestly isn’t anything to worry about. 
Friends:
Honestly this is a hard one. For some they stay in contact with their friends from home, but most like me they lose their friends from home and make new ones. In all honesty it happens, and its crap at first but trust me you realise who your real friends are. Uni friends are the friends you are going to have for life I can assure you that. The experiences you go through with them bond you. Also, you aren’t going to have a lot of friends but that’s okay. Its better to have a small circle of friends you trust then to have loads who snake behind your back. Trust me that still happens in uni and you realise they aren’t the good eggs aha. I found it really hard to socialise with people who weren’t on my course or my flatmates but hey some of them are now my closest friends. I even have a boyfriend, which I never ever thought would happen. I genuinely thought I was going to be Bridget jones for the rest of my life aha. Seriously though, don’t stress yourselves about how many friends you have or whether you lose friends. At the end of the day, your growing up and moving on to the life you want and sometimes people just don’t fit in to that.

Lectures:
We all dread them and we all have that lecturer that has that monotone voice, that honestly wants to make you fall asleep. But honestly they aren’t that bad. Everyone has that one lecturer they hate and one they love. You are always going to get that, even when you go to work. You have to put up with it. Take notes. I can’t stress this enough. If you don’t you are screwed because one thing you miss and you haven’t got a clue whats going on. Trust me we’ve all been there, it happens but learn from it.

Anxiety:
This is a big topic that I’m going to try to squeeze in a small paragraph. Everyone gets it. No matter how bubbly or confident they may seem everyone gets a certain type of anxiety when at uni. Whether that be social anxiety, anxiety about presenting, literally anything. It’s the worse and I wish it didn’t exist but it does. It comes when your least expecting it to. One minute you’ll be fine the next you have this weird feeling in your chest and it’s getting tighter each second. I know how it feels but I promise you you’re not alone. We all experience this. We just have to make sure to support each other and not laugh someone because they are weaker at something. We all have our weaknesses but that’s what makes us us.

Halls:
Honestly, they aren’t the best. You get what your given and that’s that. I’m so grateful to now be in a house for my second year. Although, take advantage of not having to pay bills. It sucks. Make them as homely as possible, pictures, fairy lights etc. Trust me it will make the room feel so much better.

Nights out:
They aren’t all that they live up to be. The edited videos of the freshers events is not how your night ends up. You normally end up so pissed out your head that you completely forget the event, whether it was worth going or not. Get to second year like me and nights out just aren’t that appealing anymore. Id rather stay at home with a few friends, with a few drinks and chill. Thats where it’s at right now. Of course birthdays and special occasions I will go out, but for me I just don’t enjoy it anymore. I love music don’t get me wrong, but I don’t really drink anymore and when I do I want to be in a safe environment with people I know and trust. Some may call that boring, but that’s just me growing up.

Thanks for reading and I hope you got to know me a little bit more,

Sophie Joan x

1 Comment

  1. September 26, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    great post, so helpful for me as I’m considering uni at the moment!!

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