Ever since I’ve been in education from the age of 3, I’ve been studying in Manchester. Now that’s nursery, primary school, high school and college. And from high school, I was with the same people, so ultimately, I’ve been surrounded by the same people from the ages of 11 – 18. Now, that has been amazing.
Honestly, being surrounded by your best friends every day, going to school/college and studying with them, being in the same lessons as them, making mischief and just living while we’re young has been so much fun and we’ve made hundreds and hundreds of memories.
However, being with the same people means that, yes, you’re with your best friends every day, but you’re also with another lot of people: the ones that were nasty to you, the ones that put you down; the negative people. Being with those same people for 7 years isn’t exactly a good thing.
Which is one of the reasons why I made the decision to move to London for university – it wasn’t only because I was sick of being around negative people, it was also because I wanted to venture off and do my own thing. I wanted to experience a different side to life; one that I’d never seen before. And I’m so glad that I did.
Now, when you hear the words “study in London”, what are the first thoughts that come to your mind? The word expensive might just pop in there. And it can be quite expensive; university in general is expensive, never mind university in London. But, for me, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Here are just some of the reasons why I’m glad I moved out to London for university:
- I knew absolutely no-one at my university. It was a completely fresh start
- I’m becoming independent and learning how to do things on my own
- I love the city life, so London is perfect
- I’ve had more space to find myself and really understand what I enjoy
- I’ve had the chance to do so many different things
- I’m meeting different kinds of people with different perspectives of life
- I’m opening up my mind and broadening my horizons
- I’m meeting so many like-minded people
- There’s so much to do and so much to see! Including stuff that’s free (we all love a good freebie!)
- It’s easy to get around – most of the time I LOVE the tube!
- It’s only a train ride home – I get the best of both worlds!
What’s one thing you’re glad you took control of and changed this last year? If there’s nothing, then what’s one thing you’re going to take control of this year?
All the love, as always,
1 Week Mary x