Having been at university for over one month now I am convinced I am finally beginning to get the hand of it.
No longer am I that small child who carries a paper timetable in my pocket, reliant on a teacher to show me the way to room G8. I am now an undergraduate, which means more to me than how Google defines my status:
“A university student who has not yet taken a first degree.”
Very expressive with words Google… and for your information Google, I am happily on my way!
However, having chosen to live at home as opposed to many of my other friends (who are still enjoying the full impacts of a Freshers lifestyle); my decision is still one I am glad I stuck with.
When I began my UCAS journey during my A levels, I always knew I would stay at home:
- I love my double bed way too much to leave it for an uncomfortable single!
- Transporting some… half… ok, all my wardrobe across the country was simply not an option
- You cannot beat a good home cooked meal every Sunday
- My living costs (including accommodation, food and socialising) definitely do not add up to over £180 a week!
- I won’t spend all the minutes in my contract phoning my mum in tears because it’s cold beans for breakfast again and my bread is mouldy
So, has living at home been a regretful decision so far?
In my option: No.
I am still a happy student who has to wake up, get dressed and go to all my lectures. The only difference is it takes me an hour to get in as opposed to 1 minute. I have to plan my journey in case of a change in weather. Speaking of weather, I don’t choose my outfits because the weather forecast chooses for me (unfortunately) and I can’t always go to events I want to as I have to get the last train home (12pm for last train sucks!).
But I’m ok with that.