I’ve been away for a while now. I regret to say that writing took a seat on the backburner while I juggled my new uni life. There’s so much to do and so little time. That’s how I’d describe Uni. I’d also describe it as the most intense year of my life. I’ve met so many people and have had so many coffees that my blood is basically 70% caffeine. I’ve gone out drinking and I’ve stayed home slaving over law readings. I’ve laughed a lot and I’ve cried a lot because you definitely can’t have one without the other. Overall it’s been a great experience though.
Another reason why uni has been so intense for me is because I feel like I’m on an emotional rollercoaster. Weeks 1-4 of my new life was pure and utter bliss. I was out all the time, I was making new friends, I was loving uni and loving life because I thought I had finally found my element.
But then the work set in
And soon it was all stress eating and tears.
I discovered that coffee is everywhere. There is a coffee shop every 200m because uni students are just dragging themselves from class to class. Coffee is bitter and I do not love it, but thankfully a sweet tooth invented caramel shots and Caramel Latte’s became my thing- for 50 c extra. Caramel Latte’s and Mochas (2 sugars).
A coffee a day drains the wallet each day. It’s amazing how much it all adds up after a while. Thought I was earning a pretty good paycheck until I realised coffee and food made sure I had no Myki money.
Librarians are not your friends. Neither are your lecturers. Or your tutors. Nobody helps you. This is the Hunger Games where it’s every law student for themselves. The odds are never in your favour.
Assignments are a new type of hell, and citations are Satan’s greatest creation. Who knew a few missed fullstops and forgotten italics would cost me all my marks? Can we go back to just copy and pasting the URL’s?
I’ve complained a lot, I know. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love it just a teeny bit. Because for all it’s shortcomings, the Uni life does kind of rock. The socialising part that is.