University Update!

October 01, 2014


So, a couple of weeks ago I put up a post discussing university. (If you haven't read it, you can find it here). I decided I would do a follow up post to this, as a lot has happened over the last few weeks.
Like every single other student moving away for university, I was absolutely terrified, and I mentioned my worries in my previous post. I've decided to recap and discuss them, so here they are!

"Am I going to get on with my flatmates?"
I have honestly been so lucky with my flatmates. I think I get on well with every single one, and everyone is absolutely lovely! This was something I should not have spent so much time worrying about!

"Will I make friends?"
Yes! I wish I could go back and tell myself not to be so silly! I have met so many people over the past few weeks, I can't keep count! 

"I don't deserve to be in my course."
"I think i'm going to fail at my course"
"What if i'm not creative enough?"
These three worries are a lot more personal, and I have to say, these worries have not gone away. I am still feeling like this, and it's not so good. I'm hoping my confidence will increase as I progress through the year.

"My shyness is going to hold me back"
Hmm, this is a difficult one. My shyness is holding me back, but not nearly enough as I thought it would. I still find it hard to be in large groups of people/ starting conversations, but I am coping a lot better than I thought I would.

"What if I don't get a job?"
Well... I still don't have a job, but I am looking, so fingers crossed!

"What if nobody likes me?"
I would hope that at least somebody liked me, otherwise then people are really good at faking how they feel about someone!

"How am I going to cook?"
Cooking is going to take some time to perfect, but I think i'm coping well. I'm able to make a lot of simple dishes, whilst keeping them relatively healthy. (Although I really need to stop snacking, or i'm going to put on so much weight this year!)


In hindsight, I think most of these worries were things I really should not have worried about. University life has been treating me great so far, and i'm loving it. Freshers week was great, my flatmates are amazing, i'm loving living on my own, and being independent, meeting loads of people is a new, but great experience... the list goes on and on.
My course itself is tough, but I do really enjoy it. Nobody said it was easy, and considering i'm in from 9am-5pm most days, I was already prepared for the amount of workload. It just means i've been sleeping when I come home a heck of a lot, and it also means I can't go to Skint Tuesdays at the Union, because i'm up early the next day! (Oh the sadness..)
It's not all perfect though, since i've been here i've slept in twice, missed my first lecture, smashed some things, messed up my leg, but it's all part of the university experience I guess!
The past three weeks have been a blur, and I am so happy I chose to move away for university, because I think I get the best of both worlds- I will always have my old life at home, but I also have a new life here, in Dundee. 


Did anyone else move away for university? How did you enjoy it? 

If you wish to contact me, my email is erindocherty3@gmail.com

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