So, uni is super close now! I’m definitely a mixture of 50% excitement and 50% nerves, but that’s how it should be! I’ve got this crazy new adventure ahead of me that should be a little bit daunting, but at the same time, I know it will be worth it. One thing that has kept my jitters somewhat at bay, now that all my finance and accommodation and paperwork is sorted, is preparing all the things I am packing to take with me.
I started off with making a big old list. One that I split into categories; kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, studying, and misc. That way, the list was less frantic and easier to read, because trust me you are going to be taking a lot of stuff, and the easier it is to order that stuff the better.
It has been probably the most fun part of the experience so far, other than visiting the University of Surrey, going around the shops and browsing online for things to kit out my accommodation. I’m not much of a shopper, but I love decorating and coming up with a colour palate to reform a boring old university room. For anyone wondering, I’m going for the grey, black, pink and purple aesthetic.
I haven’t started packing yet, as I don’t move for another two weeks at the time I’m sat writing this, but I know that by ordering my list, it will be much easier to pack, as boxes can be packed in relevance to what they contain. I’m trying not to take too much from my current bedroom, as it’s a fresh start, and I don’t want to be lugging things back and forth each holiday. However, I do plan on taking a few homely trinkets to decorate my room and remind me of home a little.
It may just be the few universities I visited, but your wardrobe space is small, so I’m going to take clothes seasonally, and have bought a wardrobe cubby organiser to keep things tidy and orderly! The packing makes it all seem so real, and I think that’s why the nerves have finally hit, but at the same time, this incredible adventure is so close now, I can hardly wait!