Sunday, 29 January 2017

Thoughts on going back to uni

So, as you read this I'll be back in St Andrews after five weeks of being at home. It definitely feels strange to be going back and to have to live on my own again after having my tea cooked for me again, but i'm really looking forward to it.

Being at home has made me realise a few things about being at home, and about being about university. First, I've been able to appreciate the importance of a routine. My exams were before the holiday so I had literally nothing to do apart from work on this blog! I'm glad for the break, it was really nice to have no plans and be able to spend time doing nice things and concentrating on something productive that had nothing to do with academia.

I have started to really appreciate the importance of having a routine though. When you have nothing that actually needs to be done outside of your own personal agenda, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to get out of bed before 10 can be hard! I'm not too bad at it, but once lectures start looming I really want to start getting up earlier.

I do really miss being more independent though! It's been a bit annoying having to tell my parents where I'm likely to be for the week so they can plan meals, whereas in St Andrews I can decide to do something on the fly.

I've also had a lot of time to reflect on my first term at uni. I think the main thing I've taken away is that in the new semester I really need to make more of an effort to get out in the evenings. I don't mean going out to pubs or clubs, but to do exercise. Before I left, I don't think I would ever have guessed that I'd be saying this! I missed getting some exercise in on a regular basis in my first term, something which made me feel a bit lethargic. I've got a gym membership for this semester so I really have no excuses!

I've really missed my friends too. I don't think I made enough of an effort to see friends last term, confining myself to my room rather than doing things with them. I'm not one for going out that much, and I didn't think many people would feel the same way, so I think I avoided seeing people. Actually I found a lot of people who preferred staying in, so I really want to try and have more people over for film nights and meals and such.

I am really looking forward to getting back up to Scotland, and getting back into some work!

I hope you've enjoyed this little update!

E x


  1. This was a lovely update! I hope your exams go well for this new term! I know what you mean about wanting to get back into a routine but it was nice that I could work on my blog over the Christmas break!

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