You may have noticed that I’ve disappeared from this blog, for way way too long. Is this going to change? I can’t promise anything, honestly. Get ready for more sporadic posting. This was actually going to be seven posts about my first week at uni, but instead it’s going to be about three. Sorry!
I moved in on Sunday, and it was actually a close thing. I’d been vomiting for the last couple of days, and I felt completely awful. I think the electrolytes helped, they gave me energy and stuff, so I just decided I had to get up and do it. It gave me no time to think about actually leaving home, which meant minimal tears! It was way more painless than I expected, actually.
My parents hung around for a bit while I unpacked, and they took a suitcase back with them so I had a bit more floor space. My room is actually pretty big though, I have loads of room! My wardrobe is big too, I could easily fit more stuff in there. More tears and stuff when they left, but like I said, it hadn’t sunk in yet, so I wasn’t too bad. We’ll get to that bit, don’t worry.
People were still coming in all afternoon, so it was filled with pretty chill bonding games. You know, the sorts of things where we all say our names and what we’re studying (Victoria, BA in sociology and media studies), find people with the same birthday as you, all that sort of stuff. We went down for dinner at 5:30ish, and actually the food is pretty good! There’s loads of variety, burgers and fish and lasagna and nachos and all sorts, it changes every night as well as having a lot to choose from each day. The way ours works is we have a set amount to use every day, and we can use it on whatever meal and whatever time during the day. I’ve got it sussed now, but it was a little stressful doing it on the first day!
Everyone was keen for an early night on Sunday, so we hung out for a bit longer after dinner, then went to bed. I had some really good chats with loads of different people, but the thing I really struggled with was remembering names. I can recognise people, and I know I’ve had conversations about certain things with them, but names just don’t stick in my head for some reason. I’m getting better though!
Really, Sunday was pretty chill, not a lot going on. It was just a whole lot of new stuff being thrown at you all day, and it’s tricky to try and remember it all. It gets better though, and everyone is in the same boat as you!