When I started College, I
was nervous and had to learn how to deal with the changes. From the longer days
to all the new people, it took some time. It was the same when I went to
University. You know what? It was probably the same when I started Nursery when
I was three. The three hours in the morning was way too long for me. The only
reason I looked forward to going was the apple and milk time... Did anyone else
have apple and milk time at Nursery?
The transition from one
step of education to the next can be hard, new surroundings, forming new work
and friendship groups isn't always an easy task and doesn't always happen
straight away. Not everything will go smoothly and you will struggle- but it's
a challenge and that's what life is all about. I have some words of advice for
those who are about to go through a change in their education life, so listen
up if you are one.
Take some time to chill out.
Once a day step away from
the madness of constant fresher’s events and reflect on where you are. Use this
time to clearly think about the friends you are making and the decisions in
your course you are making. Are they right? If not, change something.
Decorating your room is
very important. Putting up loads of pictures or fairy lights or cushions to
make it homier will then make you feel loads better. Plus everyone will want to
come into your room because it’s Tumblr af.
If you don’t have to worry
about money, this will make moving to University much easier. Give yourself a monthly
allowance and stick to it.
Join societies and clubs
that you are interested in and hopefully you will find likeminded people.
You're not going to do this by sticking to your flat mates. Unless one of them
is crazy in to blogging like you are, then you will probably become best
If you are organised from
the start you will definitely relieve some pressure off of yourself in the
future. If you work out how much time a week you should be studying, you know how
much time you have to socialise and this can then be guilt-free time to enjoy
with your new bezzie mates.
As in common sense stuff
that a lot of students seem to forget. Like getting enough sleep, eating a
balanced diet and drinking enough water. Probably more than you feel you should
have because of all the alcohol you have consumed.
Remember you have done this before.
Like the first time you
stepped in to the hall for Nursery, you've dealt and got through change before,
so you can do it again this time.
Good luck with your new
change and remember not to over think everything. You are all in the same boat!
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