Hello! So this is my first post as student blogger (nerves and excitement levels are at an all time high!)
So, here I am two days from freshers, to say that there are a few nerves is an understatement, I am very nervous but excited at the same time. Though I am not moving out and I still have all the comforts of home, this is a big change.
I’ve heard that uni is different to college, a good different that is but here are some of my ‘pre-freshers /first year nerves’:
- Friends – A very common one but a worry of mine none the less. I have always had a very tight knit group of friends and when I started college, I didn’t really need to make friends (I did make some new life long friends by the end of A-levels) seeing all my friends from school were with me. But now thats not the case, I feel like I’ve forgotten how to make friends!
- Course – Deep down I know sociology is right for me, hence why I chose it. But I do worry if at any one point during my degree that I start questioning my decision. I can’t begin to imagine what it would feel like knowing so much time, money and effort has gone into something which you’re no longer enjoying/its not what you expected it to be.
- Being out of my depth – I am a very independent person and I hate asking for help. Of course there will be times when I need to get help, but feeling out of your depth is not a nice feeling at all and I don’t want to feel like that often!
Among all these worries I do expect university to be an experience of discovery, knowledge and a lot of coffee drinking (if A – levels are anything to go by – 3 cups a day during exams!)