Hello! So a couple month's back in late September I (Mia) packed my life away into the back of my car and set off on a 3-and-a-bit hour journey from my home in the safe bubble of surrey to the COLD extreme's of Yorkshire- said to be 1 degree colder than surrey however it feels like I step into a freezer each time i venture outside! I do love Yorkshire, however.
It was the strangest feeling carting my belongings downstairs and piling them into the car... especially as it left my room so empty and lonely!
The sandwich toaster you see there was a gift from my grandparents and I can't advise any more to anyone starting university to ask for one of these.. honestly a godsend on a cold, hungry evening when all you have is some bread and cheese.
We arrived, we set up my room, said our farewells and then I was left, alone.
Now was time to introduce myself to everyone - eeep.
Looking back, I honestly have no idea why I was so worried about this part of starting university! Everybody was in the same boat and so happy and eager to meet new people.
It was such a refreshing feeling to meet so many lovely, open, funny people in my halls and as time went on I also met people from my course and neighboring halls who are also lovely!
There's such a wide variety of people from different backgrounds so conversations never get dull. Something that i've found really great is that there's always somebody there to speak to, watch a film with, go into town with or to go out partying!
It's true what people say about the social life at university.. it's non-stop, every night. There's always an event on a monday, friday and/or saturday and we often go to most!
The drinks up here are so cheap compared to good ol' Surrey! On a monday it's £1 drinks all night. On a saturday it's £1.75 drinks all night. Amazing!!
It's also true what people say about 'finding yourself' and showing who you really are. There is no doubt about it. I am, and always will be, the one who takes AWFUL pictures...
Where I am now..
The past few weeks have been a blur of new faces, lectures, parties, seminars, hangovers, fancy dress, clubs, excitement, love, anger, a couple of missed lectures and a lot of fuzzy 'I DID THAT?!' moments.
I'm currently in the middle of assignments, partying, being absolutely skint, meeting more and more people, block parties, house parties, UV parties, foam parties... University is the best decision I've ever made and i urge everybody to attend.
Until next time... (a very tired yet content) M xo