Settling in


I have been in Nottingham for a few days now and I have settled in a little bit. The flat I am staying in is very nice. I was expecting it to be much worse seeing as it is a student flat. I have now met 4 of my 5 flat-mates. The 3 flat-mates I first met were all guys and I was a little worried that I would be the only female occupant and would forever be making sandwiches. I kid of course, they are all lovely chaps and I am sure I will get to know them better over the year. The fourth member of the flat was actually one of the first to move in but she had disappeared up to Leeds before I arrived so I only met her yesterday. I have now convinced myself that the last member of the flat is a murderer or something along those lines. I also secretly think that he/she moved in before anyone else and has been spying on us all in secret… But anyway, that’s just because I’m paranoid.

On my first evening in Nottingham I was stressing out that I wasn’t going to make any friends and that I was going to become some kind of social recluse. I admit, I haven’t been out very much since I arrived because I don’t enjoy getting drunk. I have an image in my mind (that I’m sure many others have) that all university students go out drinking and partying all the time. I am still a little worried that I am going to be seen as boring if I don’t go out much.

This evening was supposed to be the first freshers event. I was going to go along to it… But I didn’t. However, in my defence (not that I have to defend myself to the few people reading this blog) I did go out and socialise before the event. I may have got just the teensiest bit tipsy whilst socialising with other students and I decided that I didn’t want to get too drunk and do something stupid so I called it a night. If that makes me boring then so be it. I will settle in at my own pace and if anybody dislikes it they will just have to deal with it.

Goodbye to whoever is reading this (if that is anybody).
Also, I would appreciate any feedback people could give as it will give me an idea of what to change/add.

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