To say that you are thrown in the deep end (loving the cheese today) would be an understatement. The build up to the big move is huge. I spend months setting up UCAS, writing a personal statement, receiving offers, deciding on a first and second choice, sitting exams and when results day came I didn't quite prepare myself for how overwhelming it would be. The fact that all this preparation was actually over and all I had to do now was move to Lincoln.
This was about when the panic set in. What if I don't make any friends? What if nobody likes me? What if my flat mates are horrible? What if I don't like my course? What if I run out of money? What if I miss home so much I'm forced to drop out? Anyone who has come to uni has probably experienced all of these feelings plus a million more...
When I finally received my letter from accommodation at Lincoln it started to seem more and more real. I was able to find all put one of my flat mates on Facebook and they all seemed lovely, but what did I know, it's only Facebook.
It's safe to say I did not get a wink of sleep the night before move in day. I packed up most of my belongings in the car and said goodbye to my home and worst of all said goodbye to my mum. With tears in my eyes me and my new family (including Jordan, our mystery flat mate, nicknamed J) wandered into our new kitchen and the ice immediately broke, we all jumped into water and swam like little fishes.
If you are planning on going to uni in the near or far future everyone will tell you over and over "everyone is in the same boat!" Well when I was told this I was not convinced at all...but it couldn't be more true!! We immediately bonded just because we were all in the same position.
|First night at Lincoln|
8 months later we reminisce about this day and look at pictures saying how young we look. It's impossible really to look younger, but we've all done so much growing up in the last year we just seem to look and feel older. I have also never known so much drama created from 6 people, ever.
I have created such strong bonds and friends for life, which ultimately uni is all about (apart from the education ;-))!!