Hey guys, this week I’m writing about university, which is a bit weird considering I’m not a university student..
Well, I’m going to talk about my university experience, to be exact. (You know.. all five weeks of it..)
These days it seems like everyone goes to uni, and I mean everyone. You start to have that reoccurring conversation of “Where did you say you were studying?” “Wow that’s really far, how are you gonna cope?!” “Are you excited?” And you start to realise how big of a deal “university” actually is.
It’s the last question that ended up haunting me. “Are you excited?” Honestly? No, I wasn’t. But it was simply because I had no idea what it was that I truly wanted to do for the rest of my life. Yet I felt like I had to go – purely because everyone else around me was going, and I couldn’t be the odd one out. No, being the odd one out in a group is a terrifying thought for an introvert.
So off I went on the 23rd September, only to return not even a month later. Yeah. A total disaster.
(This is my university friends and me, on my last day at uni!)
It wasn’t so much that it was a nightmare or anything, in fact, the place I moved to was absolutely beautiful and the university itself was huge. But certain events played out which made me miss home a lot. Anyway, eventually I moved back home as I felt like the course wasn’t for me and I believed that I shouldn’t really be wasting my money on a degree when my heart wasn’t 100% into it.
So yeah, that’s the extremely short version of my story.
The point I’m trying to make within this blog post is that you really don’t have to go to university if you don’t want to, or even if you feel like you’re not ready. Personally I think it’s ridiculous how society expects teenagers to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives. The rest of our lives is a long time, so you’ve got time to figure out where to find your feet.
Although I don’t regret going to uni, I don’t regret dropping out either. I was extremely unhappy, and the fact that my family members were miles away added to that sadness.
University is not your only choice. It’s not always the answer.
So take it from someone who truly has “been there”. Don’t rush it, and please don’t go because your friends are going and you don’t want to be left behind.
Breathe and take your time and happiness will come your way.
This is me, signing off!!