First day at uni.
Wow guys, it’s been a crazy day. I’m filled with so many conflicting emotions I have no idea how to wrap my head around it all. All I know is there is a lot of new and different experiences on the horizon, and I just hope I’m ready for them.
Basically today was just “orientation” day. We had a few organizational meetings, filled out paper work and had some kind of basic safety class. Sounds pretty easy going, right? Well it was, but not quite as much as it sounds.
I arrived at the dorm the night before, because there were no buses from where I currently live to the university early enough to ensure I’d make it to class on time. In any case will still be staying at home for the next few days, but I wanted to get a general idea of what the dorm will look like, what I needed to bring etc.
Amazingly I found the dorm pretty easily – which I was grateful for because walking around in a unknown city for TOO long after dark was not my idea of fun. There was a bit of paperwork and business stuff to take care of before I could get settled, but finally the time came for me to head up to my room.
Thankfully my roommates hadn’t arrived yet, so I was able to snap a few pictures of the place to give you a better idea.
Basically it’s like a small apartment with 2 rooms and two people in each. Then we have a kitchen, a bathroom and a tiny entrance room. It’s really not much, but I’m sure it’ll be ok. I just hope my roommates are nice people, because otherwise this whole dorm experience could prove to be less then pleasant.
I woke up the next morning way too early for comfort (5:30 AM), but I was able to get ready for my first day at a relaxed and calm pace- and enjoy my first breakfast at the dorm. I was so nervous I had a hard time eating it, but I’m glad I did.
Strawberry bran flakes, one medium banana sliced in and a handfull of roasted almond with a side of water 🙂 A totally on-the-go breakfast.
The rest of the day was spent waiting on tardy professors, filling out paper work, running from faculty to faculty, meeting people and trying to make sense of an insanely disorganized lesson plan. Then I almost missed the last bus home and had to run to catch it – but thankfully I was able to make it back fine.
I’m not sure if this is normal for people starting uni, but I feel so completely, totally unprepared. I still have so much to take care of before moving in – shopping and furnishing my dorm, paper work, last minute cramming and moving out. Plus I’m a bit worried about how I’ll manage the stress, how I’ll get along with my roommates. And as I don’t intent to live off ramen noodles for the rest of the academic year I’m going to try to balance healthy living with all of that – I think I’ve got my work cut out for me.
One things for sure, I will miss the tasty, relaxed meals I’ve been enjoying lately.
I’m so scared, worried and exited all at once – I’m not sure how I feel. I guess I’ll just take it one day at a time and see where that takes me.
Any students out there with advice or thoughts on the topic? It would be very much appreciated at this point.
Have an amazing week everyone!