Hold on, hold on – before you’ll close this post, I just want to let you know that this has nothing to do with my uni knowledge or the so-called “real knowledge”, but it’s all about the life knowledge.
Seriously, I started to appreciate the time which I can spend just with myself. It’s nice to have an hour or two just for yourself. It doesn’t really matter what you want to do with that time. Parts of the whole day you should spend just doing whatever you like. Do you want to take a nap? Do it! Maybe there’s a book you wanted to read or a movie you’d like to watch? Play a game, study, make a fancy dinner for yourself. Do whatever you want, spend that time thinking just about yourself and don’t feel bad about it!
You don’t have to do same things as others. It doesn’t work like that, you have plenty of options so don’t be afraid to say “no” to things. If you don’t want to do something there’s no point in trying to make yourself do it. Just slowly try to learn to say no. You know best what is good for you.
You meet new people, you learn new things and you earn money – sounds great and it is great. By the way by working full time as a student I mean working maximum three days per week to have time to take care of your coursework!
That doesn’t mean that people won’t notice it or ask where you are from, but trust me – no one gives a shit about your accent if you can easily communicate with them.
Not only will your English improve faster, but you’ll make lots of friends! Just go out and talk with people! There’s nothing better than that, and if you’ll be living in halls – that’s the right time to do it!
I know that it’s hard at first, but after a month or maybe even a week you’ll get used to living abroad or in another city. You’ll meet people who’ll become your second family and you have to know that no matter what they’ll be there for you. Of course, you’ll have fights! You’ll quarrel about the smallest things in the whole world, but that’s how it works! Not everyone has to agree with everything you say so just… chill, take a deep breath and remember that everything is going to be fine (if not MARVELOUS).