Hiya! Before I start this post, I would just like to say thank you so so much for 300 followers. Honestly. Wow. I’m sure it was only a little under two weeks ago that I said thank you for 200! This means so so much to me and I’m going to think of a great way to say thank you even more.
If you follow me on my Twitter, you would have seen me tweet about this.
As you all know, I am in my final year of college and just finished my exams. If all goes as planned with my exam results, I will be moving from my tiny town outside of Birmingham to the huge city that is Manchester to study at ancient history at university.
And that scares me.
It’s not the fact I’m going to university to study a degree that may benefit my adult life that scares me, it’s the fact I am moving away from home. Not living away from home.
M O V I N G.
I don’t know why moving scares me so much. I was talking to my brother about how after results day I’m going to have to start packing up my room and as soon as I said that, all I could think of was shit shit shit shit shit shit shit.
Why am I so scared of moving? Maybe it’s because I’ve never moved in my life and I’ve stayed in the exact same house for all of my almost nineteen years of life? I’m unsure but I’m still scared nonetheless.
The thing is, I know full well that once I do move, I’ll be fine. I think it is just the moving itself that is worrying. I’ve never done it before and I have never lived outside of my small town. It’s incredibly scary.
And now I hear you say to yourself, “Sophie why are you moving if it’s making you anxious?” Ah, that’s simply because I don’t want it to make me feel anxious anymore. I could have easily have applied to university within Birmingham but no, I wanted to come out of my comfort zone which will hopefully benefit me.
My dream job is to work somewhere where ancient history is present and that may require moving far away from Birmingham. Now, this could be simply (this is so far as it is!!!!) London to work at the Natural History Museum or I could move abroad to a place such as Rome or Athens that are my favourite classical history places (???).
I personally think that if I take university as an opportunity to move away and test myself, I may be able to do it in the very near future when I don’t really have the choice to do so. It’ll be scary but I think it will truly benefit me in years to come.
Please let me know below if you have any advice for me for moving out for the first time!
Here’s a throwback?! This is a post I did roughly a year ago to this day. Click here.
Thank you for reading my kinda ramble of a post haha,