As I write this I’m on my way to Glasgow to meet my friend from Stirling hoping to make a friend before I move, but I can’t help but feel that this transaction from child to adult, school to university, has been a bit too easy for me. I put this down to a number of reasons.
For my last year of school I moved school due to horrible bullying at the school I had been at for five years, sadly this was not from strangers but people I called my friends. I’ve never been one to make friends easily due to my brutally honest personality and this lead to horrible bullying from the people who I trusted the most.
The move to the new school was an easy one due to the fact I had my best friend there however, I found things difficult there also as everyone had their groups and I moved in once these were extremely strong. This in turn has left me with one friend to say goodbye to when I move to university however, she is only one hour away, and we can FaceTime if we get lonely and I have no doubts about our friendship will continue throughout university.
Another reason for the ease of transition to university is due to the difficulties in my last relationship leaving me with a feeling of wanting to escape the place I live. I have felt this way for years however now I have something to push me from this place. I feel university will be a place to allow me to find myself and to recreate myself.
Basically I’m looking forward to my next chapter and in my opinion summer can’t end soon enough.