22/09/2016

University Room Tour: Living In Halls.



Since moving to university last Friday, my days have been a complete whirlwind of trying to find buildings and lecture theatres, frantically stalking course mates on Facebook so I wouldn't have to walk by myself and buying what seems like endless pints of milk to fuel my tea addiction. And so far, so good! What at first felt incredibly overwhelming is finally starting to mellow and I can feel myself genuinely beginning to enjoy my time without worrying. I've joined some societies, met some lovely people and had a couple of taster lectures for my course all of which is really helping to keep me busy and not think about home too much. I think it's completely natural to feel homesick and whilst I lay awake on the first night thinking 'Oh god what the hell have I done, I feel so alone' it hit me the next day that pretty much everyone felt exactly the same. 

I'm really lucky in that my flat mates are genuinely the nicest group of people who all have each other's backs and will look out for one another. It really makes me feel so thankful because I'm constantly hearing stories from other people who say that either they're flat mates speak no english and just keep to themselves, or are so shy that they never leave their rooms. Which, to be honest as an incredibly introverted person myself, I do get, but there are some situations - like uni - in which you just have to push through and try to be sociable otherwise you'll just be sadder in the long run. And being sociable doesn't necessarily mean going out to crazy parties every night of the week - me and two of my flat mates sat on my bed and watched Bake Off tonight!! 


I'm also lucky in that I managed to get really good halls - or dorms if you're from the US. My room is big enough without being overly spacious, in fact I'd say it's still pretty cosy. I wanted to share a few snaps with you all and whilst it's not crazy Pinterest Goals just yet I'm hoping to spruce things up a bit especially as the festive season draws ever closer. 

*Side Note* I've joined the photography society at uni which means I'll hopefully have access to a whole bunch of cameras and lens' (I've been promised it will) so one of my main goals is to up my photography game in a big way and share with you all some of my improved snaps! I'd also love to meet some other bloggers as I feel that's something lacking in my real life!


Let me know about your experiences living away from home or if you're still in school, tell me if you plan to head to uni or not?! 



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  1. Beautiful deco, hope you have great first days at college. Thanks for sharing!

    Osiarah xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm really loving it so far xx

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  2. I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying university! It's such an overwhelming experience and making new friends but it's seriously the best. Since graduating I realised how amazing university is, make the most of it and enjoy every minute (I seriously am going to miss not going to it this year!) That's lovely that you and your housemate can just chill watching bake off that's so cute!! Your halls are massive, definitely lucky! I wish you all the best with university, you're going to love it!!! xx

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  3. Your room is gorgeous and very cosy. Its completely normal to feel home sick, I was the same but it makes you stronger!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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    1. I think I'm over my period of homesickness now haha, but yeah, the first couple of days weren't easy xx

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  4. Looks like such a lovely room - I can't believe it's been four years since I moved away to uni! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you!! Oh my gosh I bet it feels like it's gone so quickly! xx

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  5. The room itself looks so decent!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  6. That room does look cosy and perfect for Uni life! I haven't gone to Uni yet, 2 years and then I am off! But, I am sure i will be able to relate to whatever you mentioned! Being homesick sucks, I am sure you will feel better soon!

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    1. Aww good luck for then!! It's great, you'll love it! First couple of days were hard but I'm falling into the swing of things now I think xx

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  7. It was so exhausting at first, definitely completely overwhelmed haha but I'm so happy and really loving it now! I know, my flat mates are all so lovely I'm so lucky!! Yeah I think I lucked out with accommodation tbh! xx

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  8. Hahaha I could have sworn I commented on this a few days ago when I read it?! I actually must have forgotten to press publish HAHA - Anyway (!) your room is so so cute, it also looks a decent size, like not too cramped! Glad you have settled in!! xxx

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    1. Yeah it really is! Like so many uni rooms are tiny but mines actually a pretty decent size which is good because I don't want to feel stuffy or claustrophobic if I'm just chilling in my room! Haha that's okay lovely <3 I'm settling in really well thanks xxx

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