Thursday, 28 January 2016

What university is really like?


As most of you who read my blog will know. I go to university and I live quite far away from home. Let's just say it's about 3 hours by car, but over 4 hours by train. Anyway, I thought I'd make a post about what uni is really like as I've been here for nearly four months now.

1. It's not a party every night
Believe it or not nobody is partying every night or drinking. During freshers yes and there may be some weeks where some people are in a party mood especially if it's a Tuesday where there are 50p drinks. However, most of the time you'll find that people are staying in their rooms and probably watching Netflix or just relaxing in their PJs. Some days you may not see anyone. Some days you might be very sociable and go out. Just be prepared for anything. Don't be disappointed either if nobody wants to hang out.

2. You're going to procrastinate whether you like it or not
Believe it or not you will procrastinate on some of your assignments. Especially essays. When a deadline is about a month or two away. You think to yourself "I've got plenty of time to do it" or "I'll do it tomorrow". However, you say that to yourself every time and before you know it you're at the week before it's due and you haven't even started it. You're not the only one. I did an assignment the night before it was due and there were a few others who were doing the same thing in the library. By the way, essays take even longer than you think.

3. Living at home or living away from home.
This is probably the biggest debate people have with themselves when deciding what they're doing for university. Everyone has their reasons as to why living at home is a good thing. I get it. You'll have someone cooking you dinner. You don't have to worry about washing, paying rent or even a messy communal kitchen and bathroom. In my opinion though, I think living away from home is better. I know it's scary at first but you'll get used to it. Trust me. You'll learn how to cook for yourself. You'll learn how to do laundry. You'll suddenly realise that your room is messy and clean it. You'll wash up your own dishes. You'll do stuff that you probably never used to do before. You're learning life skills and how to be an actual adult. In halls, you're surrounded by people in the same boat as you and also older people who know what it's like to live away from home who'll help you and make you feel welcome.

4. It's not always the cleanest place
The problem with living in halls with other people is the communal areas may not be the cleanest. You will have some people that don't wash their things up for a week and leave their dirty dishes around the sink. Also showers may be another problem where it's not the cleanest, especially for girls where it comes to shaving. You may find hairs around the plughole and be a little grossed out. Trust me. I know the feeling. All I can say just try to remember that you're living with other people who have to use the same kitchen you do so just have a little respect for others. However, if the mess in your communal areas is really bad you can always complain.

Anyway, that's about it so far. I'm sure there's loads more but I can't think of any right now.

I'll be back again with another post soon.

See you then guys.

Megan x

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sometimes it's hard to be positive

I'm trying to be more positive this year. I'm trying to get rid of most of the negativity that goes on in my mind. However, sometimes I can't help when negative thoughts begin to cross my mind which then causes me to be a little anxious or worried about the day ahead. I try and try to not it let it get the better and yet there it is getting the better of me and then I become afraid to face things.

I get the feeling when I'm about to go somewhere like a lecture. I start thinking was if I supposed to do something for it or if I got a bad mark in an assignment I'd be terrified that the lecturer would bring it up. That happened to me last Friday and a part of me didn't want to go to that lecture. Then I thought hiding is not the answer. It'll look worse if you don't show up at all.  So I just went to the lecture and it was better than I expected. It was just another PowerPoint presentation and the assignment wasn't even mentioned.

It made me realise that I was getting anxious and scared over nothing. I suppose that's the problem many people have. They build all these anxious and negative thoughts that they believe will happen when in reality it's nothing to be worried about.

So yeah. It is hard to be positive when you feel anxious and have something worrying you. If I was you, I'd come up with your own mantra then tell it to yourself every morning or every time you're about to do something you're dreading. Hopefully that will help and quite possibly keep some of the negative thoughts out of your mind.

I hope this post was helpful. I just kind of wanted to make a discussion post today. I was writing this as if I was writing it in my journal. I guess that's what some people use their blogs for to make like an online journal that you can share with the rest of the world. 

Anyway, I'll be back soon with another post. See you later.

Megan x

Monday, 11 January 2016

Just a little post..

Hey there!

This is just a quick update to say that I'm back at university now which means I'll have better internet and more time to write posts.

It feels good to be back at uni. Even though it was nice over the holidays to just relax and not stress over assessments. Not having to do a food shop. Being able to have home cooked meals. I kind of prefer it being at uni because I feel more independent. I can also buy food I like. I also got to see all my uni friends again as I hadn't seen them for like three to four weeks so it was nice to see them again.

Anyway that was my little post for the day. I'll be back soon with another.

See you soon :)

Megan x

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Driving!

Hey blog!

It's me.

So yesterday was a big day for me.

I had my first driving lesson.

I was so scared and nervous. I thought I was going to mess up and crash the car.

Luckily that didn't happen and I managed to get the hang of driving eventually as I had never driving before.

Although my instructor said that I kept rushing because I was panicking a lot when I had to change gear or if a car was coming.

But yeah this is a really big step for me because driving is really handy to have in everyday life.

So yeah. I'm excited for my next lessons which unfortunately won't be until the Easter break from uni.

Oh well. I'm still excited and can't wait to drive again.

Anyway, that's all I want to say.

I hope you have a good day and try something new in 2016.

Bye guys!

I love you all!

Megan x

Friday, 1 January 2016

A new year. A new you?

Happy new year to you all.

Can you believe it's 2016? 
I can't.

Now, normally during the start of the year. Most people make new years resolutions.
Typically there I'm going to eat healthily. I'm going to be skinny by next year. However, like most people me being guilty of this you fail and succumb to all the guilty pleasures you were going to refuse yourself this year.

So my advice would be when you're making your new year resolutions try to be realistic and look back at the new year resolutions you've made (you must have written them down in a notebook or something). You may notice from looking at the resolutions from last year that you haven't achieved any of them and quite the opposite to them has happened.

So what I'm saying is trying to make your news year resolutions achievable.
 But you know why do we have to make new years resolutions once at the start of the year.

Why can't your new years resolution be achieve three goals a week?
That's what you should do instead of waiting for a whole year to make new resolutions.

But here's a few resolutions that you could try to stick to throughout the year if you can't think of any. 

Just try to make this year a positive one. Do positive things? Have a positive look on life.
It's better to be positive than negative. Everybody loves a positive person.

Don't be judgemental. As the saying goes don't judge a book by it's cover. You do not know what goes on behind close doors or even in someone's mind. If you judge them they make take to heart and become really upset. Just try to see what's on the inside and give them a compliment if you can.

Do not procrastinate. Seriously. Everyone does procrastination but it's not worth it to leave everything to the last minute so the moment you get a task to do start doing it or make to do lists or give yourself a reward after you've done your work. Plus put the hardest or the task you're most dreading first that way you can get it over and done with and the rest of your tasks will fly by.

Anyway, that's it from me today. I hope you had a great new year and Christmas.
Here's to 2016.

I'll be back soon with another post.

Megan x