Friday, August 28, 2015

Pauline - Back To School: Transitioning Into University

By the 21th of September, I will have moved into Birmingham and on the 28th I will begin my university studies.
Birmingham Bullring by House of Hall, via Flickr Birmingham, UK #england #birmingham
Pinterest - Bullring Shopping Centre
Luckily for me, I already know who my flatmates are and a fair idea of what they're like thanks to the magic that is Facebook. I hope we still get along when we actually meet but only time will tell.

Moving into university is both exciting and nerve-wrecking for me.

On the one hand, I get to experience a change of scenery; I'll be in a different city in a different region of the UK which means, yes, different accents. A Birmingham accent doesn't seem to be popular amongst my friends so I hope that it doesn't rub off so much on me.

It also means I get the chance to be independent and live (sort of ) on my own. That's what I'm looking forward to the most.

Fashion Sketch - elegant fashion illustration of a model in a glam dress // Daina Cutulab

However, it also means I'm away from everything that I find comfort in - he and I will be making frequent journeys to and fro between cities. There's no way I'm going for a long time without my boyfriend. There's also the case of being in a place where everyone's interests are the same and it's harder to stand out. At school, your friends, yourself, others in your class, you all had varying hobbies and you felt unique and you stood out.

In school, you would join a club to find people with similar interests. Uni is like one really big club with about 50, 100, even 200 people who have the same skills, the same knowledge, ideas. It's harder to stand out and it makes me feel nervous because I have no idea how good everyone else will be compared to me. I know I'm not the only one that feels that way, especially since I'm going to a big university which would have a lot of people on the same course.

That's all for now. Stay beautiful x

PS I know this is Fashion week but I thought doing this was more important. I saw that a lot of people are nervous about moving into uni and outfits are at the back of everyone's minds.


  1. It is scary moving away to uni but really exciting as well. It's good that you've already spoken to your new flatmates over Facebook, I did the same before I started as well. Good luck!

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  2. Love this post xo