I mentioned earlier that this year I’m going to live in a private accommodation with a friend and it is going to be completely different from last year’s Student Halls experience. Well, not that different. I’ll just have to be able to compromise more, to adapt to another person, to be less lazy about housework and to be more patient. Sounds easy. (Bit of an irony here.) But really, I think things will be fine. Because… What could possibly go wrong?*
As for the compromises, I could spare them last year as I had my own room. Now, however, most of the things are going to be shared and it’s good because this way I can practice how to adapt to someone on the long run. On the other hand, being more conscious about keeping things in order will probably be a bit of a challenge. I think I would be more keen on orderliness if I knew that it would last longer than one or two days. Anyway, besides the possible difficulties that I’m facing in connection with moving into a rented flat, I am really happy because it has some undeniable advantages regarding some practical stuff. For instance, I will be living relatively close to the uni which means that no spending on bus pass is needed. And I’m sure that we all agree that as a student, budgeting is not something that you can forget about…
Travelling back to Leicester is fast approaching and I have started to write a list about the things that I will need to take with me back to the accommodation, things that I didn’t need last year in Student Halls. It’s not a very long list but enough to make me wonder how on earth I will manage to pack all my stuff into “just” two suitcases… But as I have more than a week until travelling, for now, I let this problem be the future.
It seems that the beginning of my second year is going to be a nice mixture of new things/familiar things. I’ll have new accommodation, new modules, new activities etc but an environment and system that I am already familiar with. This is the great balance!
*is the sentence in Top Gear that is often asked by Jeremy Clarkson and is immediately followed by some kind of situation that goes wrong