University is slowly but surely creeping up on me. On 15th September 2019, I’ll be driving up to a new chapter of my life and the reality is starting to sink in. I thought it would make me nervous but in actual fact, I am very excited.
Here are 7 reasons why I’m starting to get excited about university.
1) I will be able to make new friends
Back in March of this year, I joined a freshers group for my university on Facebook and I have since met a group of amazing people. We talk on Whatsapp everyday and get along so well. I have plans to meet up with them before university starts and I can’t wait!
2) I will be going to the same university as my best friend
A couple of months ago, I realised my best friend from college was planning on transferring to a different university for personal reasons and they soon said they were eager to come to the university I’ve chosen! I was so excited when they told me and even more excited when they got an offer to study there. My best friend means the world to me and I’m so excited to share this journey with them. Love ya, Frankie xx
3) I will be studying a degree that interests me
Considering how topical politics is at the moment (let me know if you fancy seeing some political posts), I couldn’t be more happy and eager to study this at university, especially aspects of politics that interests me, such as revolution, EU politics, marxism, voting behaviour and more.
My degree is actually a joint honours degree and so I will be studying Politics and Sociology. I studied Sociology at A Level and absolutely fell in love with it. I found it to be utterly fascinating and so I am eager to get back into learning more surrounding this subject, especially surrounding the sociological aspect of the media.
4) I will be moving out
If my parents are reading this blog post, I’m sorry and I still love you.
Even though I am very close to my family and have anxiety surrounding that, I am in a position now where I feel ready to move out and have my own space. It’s going to be a huge chapter of my life and one I’m excited (albeit apprehensive) to experience. I think it needs to happen soon though. I’m nearly 20 now and I’m ready.
5) I will be able to explore other interests
Even though I’ll obviously be dedicating a lot of time to my studies, my university has a lot of societies I am eager to join. Of course, I will end up joining political societies and the LGBT+ society but I really want to join the musical theatre society and I am looking into the idea of perhaps joining a sports society, such as netball.
6) I will be studying and living in my favourite city
My university is on the outskirts of London and so I will have very easy access into central London. There are so many areas of London I am yet to explore and seeing as my university is on the end of a tube line (well, 2 actually), it’s going to become a lot easier to achieve this.
7) I will have independence
I am aware this kind of links with moving out, but I still have a lot to say surrounding the subject of independence. Even though I’m very much an introvert, I am ready to step out into the big wide world by myself. I’ll be cooking for myself, I’ll be responsible for tidying everything in my accommodation, I’ll be responsible for my laundry and I’ll be responsible for my own money.
Basically, I’m going to be responsible for a lot of things.
Again though, it’s something I feel I need to experience sooner rather than later. I can’t wait to get started with this independence and I’m eager to show I can do it.
Thank you so much for reading. Let me know your thoughts and I will see you all next week.