(MY ROOM IS MOSTLY SET UP! Yippee!)
Greetings, internet! A lot of "life" has happened since the last update a few weeks ago and as always, it's nice to sit down and write about it all. I don't even know where to start! On Sunday I moved out of home. The whole arrangement was a little bit rushed and disorganized and I didn't do as much preparation as I initially thought I would do. The whole homesickness thing didn't kick in until that night when I realized that everything was real; I wasn't going to see my Mum every day, I had bills to pay, I was on my own with that kinda stuff. After a few tears, I snapped out of it and mentally prepared myself for university the next day, the start of O week.
A lot of things went wrong, which was to be expected. I caught the wrong bus, was yelled at by a bus driver, it started raining as I was walking to a bus stop (seriously the cherry on top), I had no idea what was going on half the time, my student ID is seriously the funniest photo ever (I look like a little rat) and it basically reminded me of the first day of year 8. I didn't cry until after 4 o'clock though which is such an amazing achievement on my part because I'm already an emotional person, but if I'm tired too than it's a mess. Good things happened too, though. My first impression of the university was absolutely amazing. UQ looks like Hogwarts and it's so beautiful and picturesque and I feel lucky to be going there. There is also an abundance of really nice people too, I've made so many new friends already that I can tell will be the life-long kind. The boys as well, wow. Just wow - absolutely stunning creatures. At the end of the day, it was my older sister Rosey who got me through and made things bearable. I was absolutely ravaged of all energy and she took me back to her house and let me have a nice soothing shower, light a scented candle and give me a few birthday presents for the next day. It reminded me a lot of how Maria helps Liesl in Sound of Music.
Anyway, things did progressively improve. I had a lovely 18th birthday and was spoiled rotten by my friends and my roomies (who are lovely to live with) on Tuesday. Today, was market day and I got an awesome henna tattoo! I'm exhausted though and looking forward to heading home for a short visit home tomorrow.
I think I made the right decision moving to Brisbane, still absolutely terrified about money and study (hoping I have what it takes), but I LOVE IT. I love the university with all of my heart, it's everything I hoped it would be. The social aspect is going wonderfully too, I've just met so many lovely people! Moving out has been a milestone for me, and I think it's only going to get better. I'm really proud of myself but I have a lot of people to thank as well. Basically anyone who has shown some sort of support has been a life saver. Thank you. I'll be back soon xxx