What Has University Taught Me So Far

As expected, university has taught me a lot about myself, life and what I want from life.

Some of these, I had been prepared for thanks to binge watching university experience videos. Some of these lessons were learnt the hard way. Due to most of the things being learnt the hard way, I thought I would share them with you just in case you are yet to experience any of the following.

1. Friends Aren't Forever:
Solemn I know. This was one of the experiences I had been anticipating thanks to what friends, family and even teachers had told me. Friendships which I had formed prior to university have changed but now that I look at which ones have changed, it was the ones that when I left home didn't have a strong foundation. Loads of the friendships I first made during the beginning of university are now non-existent, part of me finds it crazy how quickly things can change in a relationship but I did see somewhere that the friends you make in first year, aren't the friends you keep. Will keep you updated on that statement.

2. BE Selfish:
I've always been one of those people that take other people's opinions, thoughts and feelings in to account waaay too much and I always end up losing out in some way or the other. But since getting to university, this has been hitting me harder than ever. I can't stress this enough, be selfish, put yourself first in situations. Its okay to want something different from someone else, no its not a crime.

3. There's No Time Like The Present:
If there is something you want to do, want from life, GO FOR IT. Travelling is something I've wanted to get more into. Wanderlust, a feeling I craved so hard, it clouded my mind pretty much all day, every day. University has taught me that if there's something you really want, you'll go for it, you'll get it within your reach. This January I went to Bordeaux with a best friend and it was the first time I traveled since 2012, even though I'm a 'broke university student'.

4. Self Love & Time Alone Are Needed:
University is a place where one thing people worry most about being lonely. Well I'm here to tell you that its okay! In fact, I believe its needed every once in awhile. I've now dedicated Sundays to myself, time to see how I'm really doing, let down my walls, time to dig at my own mind. There have been times were I have popped into town and spent time by myself or locked myself in my room and enjoyed my own company. University can be a massive bubble full of drama, stress and hanging out but sometimes you just needed to get away from it all.

I'm thankful for what I've learnt so far because I've never felt more in touch with myself and more positive about life.

I hope that one of the four things I've rambled on about helps you in some way.
Until the next post.

With Love Yossy x

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What's your opinion?

  1. I'm starting uni this year and I found this so interesting and helpful! Thanks for sharing! X

  2. This is so important and useful! I agree with all them points girl! lovely post x

    sami | possiblysami.com

  3. Great read! I made a post similar to this as I'm in my first year of college. You definitely learn some things.. I truly believe planning ahead and not procrastination is the true key to surviving! X

  4. I love your Instax, I have the white one! All of your points are so true, and they'll stay with you even after you leave uni, especially being selfish and doing what's best for you. Fab post lovely xx

  5. I love all of your points! They are so helpful for everyone!

  6. 2 and 3 are great. You really do just have to go for it! X
    Lola Mia // www.lolitabonita.co.uk

  7. 2 and 4 are really relatable. I am not so sure about 1. I mean, yes, the people you meet in first year won't be your friends forever but if you manage to stay friends with them after the first year, then the friendship will last. I met one of my best friend in first year and 6 years later we still see each other! Great post! xx C&K

  8. This is such a great post! I opted out of University but some other life situations have taught me similar things.

    kayla | www.daintydweeb.com

  9. Oh my gosh, it's like you took the words write out of my mouth, I can honestly relate to every single point on this list. What we don't think about much is that university isn't just getting a degree, it's about challenging yourself & allowing yourself to grow, too. I'm so glad that you've learnt these things at university & im so glad that I have too! Here's to learning even more life lessons at uni! Xxx

  10. These are some very valuable lessons especially about the friends you'll make. People change and times change and people move apart!
    Sam xox

  11. I agree with everything you said. As someone who is finally graduating this May, I had to experience the loss of a lot of my friends, and I had to learn and am still learning the importance of self-love and mental health. Great post love xxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

  12. I definitely agree with making sure to have some time alone! When I was in college, I felt like I was surrounded by people all the time and it wasn't good for my mental health to not have any alone time.


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