Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Diary of a Fresher

Long time no see...

So I apologise AGAIN for the lack of blog posts and videos. I started university last month and things have been a little crazy to say the least. I am studying music and Italian and it's been so full-on for the last few weeks. Last weekend I managed to get home for the first time to see friends, family and my boyfriend after a whole month of being away from home. So in this post I thought I just share some pictures with you and let you know what I've been up to for the past couple of weeks. As for YouTube videos, I'm considering whether or not I want to carry on with them. I don't want to promise that I'll make more when I might not have time (and judging by the lack of videos recently, I can't say that it will get any better). However, we'll see what happens, haha.

So I moved into my halls at uni on 21 September and I had so much stuff! I didn't think that I was going to have enough room for it all. Luckily, I had four other people helping me with all of it (I live on the fourth floor). I'm really happy with my choice of accommodation; it's an old Victorian building and although it does have downsides (shared bathrooms) I don't have to cook my own meals and it's more social than sharing a flat - I met so many people on the first day and some of them are now really close friends.

On the first day I felt quite nervous. I obviously wanted people to like me and I wanted to make new friends but I definitely found it hard to say goodbye to my family and boyfriend. They helped me unpack but didn't want to hang around for too long otherwise it would stop me from talking to other people so they left mid afternoon. It was horrible. I had no idea as to whether I'd cry or not. I did. A lot. And everyone else was stood out in the corridor so they heard. Luckily, they are all very nice and when I came out of my room looking very tearful they were all so lovely about it. I felt like such a baby though and I hate crying in front of other people so it was pretty awful for a first day. Although everyone was really nice, the homesickness didn't really go away for the first week. I got on with it and enjoyed myself and on the first night I met a really nice girl who is now one of my closest friends and we bonded over Harry Potter. But by the second week I was no longer missing home so much, I still have a lot of contact with my family etc. but I felt a lot better about being away from home. I knew that it was time for me to move away and when I went back for the weekend (although it was lovely seeing everyone) I knew it had been the right decision. 

So freshers week...
As I live on an all girls corridor (ha), on the first night a load of us got together in someone's room and ended up playing "never ever have I ever"... classic. Well, it was definitely a good way to get to know each other. I think it then turned into a onesie party, but it was just nice to chill and meet new people. On the Sunday night I went to the Ministry of Sound in London (for those of you who don't know, it's this huge club in London). It was amazing and I met loads of new people and danced until about 4 in the morning. Oh my god, did I feel like shit in the morning though.

Throughout freshers week there were also inductions going on for my classes and for most of them I was hungover. I got through them without being sick and I went to them all, which I think is an achievement.

The SU at my uni is pretty good and the first event that I went to there was the Beach Party. Luckily, one of my friends who wasn't going had a hula skirt that I could borrow. I've also been to other themed SU nights so I'd recommend bringing lots of fancy dress to uni if you're going next year :)

My friends and I decided to make t-shirts to wear to the Wheatus SU... can I call it a gig? OH YEAH. WHEATUS.

Bond night.

Beach party.

There is so much more! But I don't want to make this post too long. So I'll write another one shortly about the societies I've joined and what my lectures are like. Whatever interests you! Let me know.

Love Holly xxx