Saturday, 25 August 2012

Doubts

Although part of me can't wait to begin university - making new friends, studying something I love and becoming independent - I am also beginning to think that I'm really going to struggle. 
Fresher's week - the week that every student is supposed to drink themselves stupid, eat utter junk (takeaways etc) and just have a great time. But clearly, this means everyone is prone to a little weight gain. I have heard everything from the 'Fresher's five' to 'Fresher's fifteen' - and that obviously terrifies me. I don't want to spend my entire uni life, locked away in my room because I don't want to feel pressured to eat/drink.  I want to go out and enjoy myself with everyone else, but I can't help but think that it won't be possible unless I'm completely out of it and eating chips at the end of every night. 
It is more than likely, that I'm completely blowing it out of proportion, and it's the minority that fit the stereotypical student drunken mess, but just in case this tiny doubt is actually true, I now feel the need to lose more weight, which in itself is STUPID. It just makes me wonder whether I can trust myself enough to live alone. There will be so many more excuses to use and no one really watching over my shoulder. I just don't know whether I'll take advantage of it or not. 
I really hope this is just a minor blip and the excitement of living away kicks back in, because ultimately, I know that if I don't combat this now, my life at uni will be absolutely terrible.
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Hannah Rose said...

I wouldn't worry too much, depending on which university you're going to, a lot of students come from other parts of the world and due to religion or culture do not drink, 3 out of 5 of my flatmates didn't drink in university, so don't worry about sticking to the diet coke. Plus a vodka shot is only 70 calories, so one or two won't do much harm. As for food, a treat or two again won't do too much harm, especially with all the dlub dancing and walking around your new town that comes along with being a student.
I hope this has eased your worries a bit :) xx

Hannah Rose said...

*club dancing :p x

Hannah Rose said...

p.s. if you struggle with money like I did, you won't be able to afford to splurge on alcohol and take aways :) I'll stop filling up your comment box now :p x

Samantha Betteridge said...

You are so lovely as that's actually really helpful, thank you! I am surprised that 3 out of 5 didn't/don't drink - I assumed everyone did but I guess that's the media blowing it up!
And yeah, I know I will struggle as like you I'm going from working in retail.. to not! I'm going to die :( haha xx

Hannah Rose said...

No problem :) glad I can be of help, as for the money, you get used to it! getting £20 from your grandparents suddenly feels like the best feeling in the world again, kinda like when they gave you £1 when you were 5 and you thought you were loaded :P xx

Samantha Betteridge said...

Oh, I love that! I'll definitely remember this, the next time I'm given £20 haha :-) Thank you xxx

Josie said...

I didn't drink one drink during Freshers, I just stuck to coke and when people were like 'driiiiink!' I just lied and said there was vodka in it haha! But most people didn't actually pressure me and I thought they would. They'll be too busy getting off their own heads to worry about you haha! Anyone who did pester me about not drinking weren't worth worrying about, it kind of helped me wheedle out the people I didn't want to be mates with. And as Hannah said, you'll hopefully be dancing loads in your best heels. There's no better workout haha! xxx

Samantha Betteridge said...

Thank you so much for the reassurance! You're right haha! You are both really kind :-) xxx

Our Lily said...

It's so easy to work yourself in to a panic when you start imagining what COULD be. This is about you going away and starting a new chapter in your life. Now spread those wings and allow yourself to have fun. If someone WERE to gain this stupid freshers five people go on about then it is not the end of the world. You do what you feel comfortable with and, lets be honest, if youre not a big drinker anyway then the temptation of having all the takeaways and easy food is going to be so much less. And even if it were to happen, you havent done anything wrong. Your ED would think you had but YOU haven't and just try to cling on to that. Do what you feel comfortable with and remember that you're going there to be independant and not just one of the crowd. If not drinking is something you wanna do then don't drink. And if one night you feel like getting a bit tipsy or, low and behold, completely smashed, then (as long as you stay safe) you go ahead and bloody do it! Try and not focus on predicting the future and catastrophising because, at the end of the day, none of us know what is going to happen tomorrow let alone any other time! xxxx yourelatefortea.blogspot.com

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