Anxious.

That’s the first word that pops into my head when I think about my first day starting Media and Marketing at Leeds Trinity University.

Worrying and overthinking is my worst habit so you can imagine all the thoughts I had before I moved away from my home in the beautiful city of Newcastle upon-Tyne to my new home in halls on campus.

What if I don’t succeed on my course? What if I don’t get on with my flatmates? What if I miss home too much?

I worried so much I thought my head was going to explode. But now that I’m here, 17 days on, I feel stupid for letting all of those thoughts affect me. I couldn’t be happier at the choice I made to study Media and Marketing at Leeds Trinity. I find my course so engaging and exciting, I know it’s something I want to stick at and try my up-most to succeed and to be so proud of my achievements at the end of it all.

I absolutely love all of my flatmates. I live in a 9 bedroom flat, which may instill horror into many of you, but I wouldn’t change it. We’re all so different, we all come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs but that’s what makes every conversation so interesting. We’re all still finding out so much about each other and that’s what I love most.

There’s never a dull moment in our flat, there’s always Jonny making up a new artistic rap about one of us or Jordan playing our favourite songs on his guitar or Myra having a nightmare in the kitchen and burning her ‘speciality’ that is pasta. If you’re ever feeling down, come to my flat, they’ll cheer you up in seconds.

As for feeling homesick, I find it difficult at times, especially being away from my brother, Giles and my sister, Emily. I’m a triplet and feel so lucky because even though I don’t see them every day anymore, I know we’ll always be there for each other and support each other no matter what. There’s no bond quite like it which makes me feel very blessed and lucky to be a part of it.

So that’s my first 17 days at university pretty much summed up in a tiny nutshell, (apart from a few too many drunken nights, but we’ll leave that part out for now)

I hope you enjoyed reading my first EVER medium article. I’m looking forward to publishing a lot more in the near future about topics that matter most to me, so stay tuned for that!

Olivia