Uni Preparations and Worrying
20th August 2012
I’ve been preparing for university and it’s pretty exciting. My uni have sent me an enrolment pack and so I have been busy setting up my computer account and my email address. I’ve also had chance to look at the virtual learning environment and I have found out that during my enrolment week I will be going on a trip with the rest of the geographers to the seaside. Ah, the advantages of studying geography. I think it will be a good chance to get to know people and have a bit of fun before we start our course.
Yesterday I went to IKEA to get some stuff for my accommodation. We had a look around the show rooms first (a bit pointless considering I wasn’t buying any furniture) and then we had lunch in the restaurant. I had the meatballs, of course, and they were so tasty! Occasionally I make meatballs at home but they aren’t quite as nice as the IKEA ones.
After lunch we went around with a trolley and started filling it with essentials. My brother came along too and he just kept tempting me to buy more things than I really needed. I got two glasses, 2 large plates, 2 small plates, a cutlery set, 2 duvet covers (one of which was £1.99. I’m not even joking!), a frying pan, storage boxes for food, a toilet brush, a throw for my bed and a lamp. I still have quite a few essentials to buy but it’s difficult to know what to bring when I’m going to be sharing a kitchen with up to 5 other people. I suppose we will all just have to decide what extra things to buy when we get there.
Going to university is an emotional roller-coaster. Some days I am really excited and can’t wait to get started. Other days I’m terrified and I worry about everything. I’m worried about who I’ll be living with. I’m worried about starting my course and finding my way around the campus. I’m worried about freshers week and whether or not to buy a wristband that lets you into certain clubs.
At the moment I think I’m not going to buy a wristband. I probably won’t take advantage of most of the events going on and I will just go to the ones I want to go to. I honestly don’t know how this all works. It’s so scary! I don’t want to miss out on making friends and I certainly don’t want to end up as the weirdo who never leaves her room. I’m hoping that with the geography trip at the end of the first week I can get to know people on my course and maybe we can spend more time getting to know each other. Because at the end of the day, those are people I will be spending the next three years with and going on all my geography trips with.
In case you hadn’t already realised, I over think things and worry all of the time!