Ready to head for uni
THOUSANDS of students are starting university in a matter of weeks, with some already starting to head off, but I'm here thinking, am I ready for it? Heading off to university is a big step.
In a way, yes. I'll have the chance to meet an almost entirely new group of friends, which will be good.
With so many societies on offer who knows which new hobby I'll be taking up. I enjoy trying out new things, so it'll be great fun.
Being a student in self-catered accommodation also brings the joys of cooking and cleaning, which will do me good.
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I really enjoy cooking, but my skills aren't anything like those of Jamie Oliver or Mary Berry.
I've been practising and I haven't had food poisoning. Yet.
Saying that, so far it seems like 50 ways to cook mince.
Cleaning-wise, I can use a Hoover and a duster, so what more do I need?
I'll probably take a different outlook on life when I wash my own clothes.
It is one of the challenges of living away from home I am least looking forward to.
It's one thing I will really need to focus on, as I find it so confusing. Why don't they teach you how to do it in schools? When I come to washing my red and white shirt, how do I know whether it's red or white? Simply, I could send it home in the post I guess!
Friendship groups all around the country are being split up, with those off to university leaving those to jobs and apprenticeships.
Mine is no different. We will definitely miss each other, but will keep in touch and meet up during the holidays. Christmas is just four months away after all.
Moving away from my family is the biggest step. My parents and sister have been around me all of my life, but they won't be any more. It's going to be very odd indeed.
So, am I looking forward to it? Well, mainly yes, but flying the nest is a big challenge.
Will I fly back to the nest after university? Who knows?