From time to time I’ll write a personal blog that isn’t about news, politics, literature, health etc. Just a personal blog where I just write about my experiences and attempt to express myself. Luckily, for anyone who is deciding to move out for university this post might just convince you to do so.
It’s been exactly one year since I have left DMU university and I really miss the university because of the great experience I had there. Even though I was only at the university from September 2019 to March 2020 it felt like I was there for a long time because I was living at the campus so I was there everyday.
There were so many positive things that happened when I look back. DMU was a learning curve for me, it was the first time I was out of my comfrt zone for a long period of time. I was on my own in an unfamiliar city where I lived the typical student life on my own. Cooking, cleaning, attending classes, going to the gym, going out with friends etc.
There was lots of freedom because it was the first time I was living on my own as well. I could do as I wanted at any moment which was a distinctly unique feeling. Some of the best memories will be done at the spur of them moment when a friend will ask you to come out at midnight for example. You can do that all because you’re living on your own.
DMU was the first time I got proper exposure as well to the real world. I worked as a cashier for a short time to make extra money and met so many people from all sorts of different backgrounds and all them trying to go on to enter different fields. My eyes were really opened up to the broad world in front of me.
There are difficult sides to living in your own that people often overlook like loneliness, not being able to quickly adapt to living on your own. Not having the energy to cook, clean, socialise, study, attend university and live a fast schedule over a long period of time but some of the more negative experiences made me stronger in the long run and so I am grateful for them.
In the end my time at DMU was cut short but the coronavirus that just came out and afterwards I received an opportunity to move to The Netherlands, an opportunity that I took immediately but I will always look fondly at my time there.
It was the little things that I ended up enjoying the most and the little things that I will miss in the long run. I’ll miss the train journeys that I took from my home city, the memeories of me with the other students, sitting in a big lecture hall every morning, going out late at night, studying at the library on a sunny day, going out with friends at night, exploring the city by going for walks and shopping with friends.
From time to time I remember how my life was so different before lockdown and how I had so many positive moments at DMU. I will always look fondly at Leicester city and my time there. Moving out is a great experience that everyone should take part in. Not everybody will move out but those who do will have a unique experience to look back on.
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