At university I didn’t really enjoy the first two years because you go to university, everyone gets drunk, goes out to clubs, gets in at whatever time and okay cool. And I’ve done that but then at the same time, you’re on methotrexate so you can’t drink, so you don’t have any stamina to go and why would I want to go and stand in a club, when I’m just gonna be there in pain, everyone’s dancing, and they don’t care ‘cos they’re drunk and I’m the only one who’s sober and who’s like, “My feet really hurt.” So it’s, it’s that awkward thing where in the first year that’s all anyone cares about, and so it takes a while to fit in. But it’s fine, get there. And now I love it and from my year abroad I’ve made amazingly good friends with my course mates and I am as happy as a clam at University and it’s really good. It just took me longer to get into the groove than I think a lot of people. But it’s worked out now quite well. I’m happy.
Yeah. I take part in the University Royal Naval Unit. I did Sea Cadets before I went to university, and that is my other group of friends who you know, that sounds really bad though because obviously the, you combine the military and students that you’ve got at the drinking fest, but we do things that isn’t just drinking obviously, we learn about things and then I go to sea quite often.
I’ve struggled with that because you know it’s things like stand on the bridge for two hours and you know take us, be officer of the watch take us here,” and so I struggle with it but they’ve always been a lot more understanding and previously was very understanding, he was a really nice guy and would always make sure I could do it, even if it meant I couldn’t do this bit for example.
And so I found that was my other group of people and I think that if I hadn’t joined that I probably wouldn’t, I don’t know if I’d have left university ‘cos I’m kind of too proud to do that, but I really wouldn’t have enjoyed it all.
But now, since my year abroad I mean we’re all the language kids who went away and you because you’re in another country, even though we were in different cities we formed really close links and we, you know, you got to go and travel and see this city without having to pay for a hotel.
So we all did things like that, and so now I live with one of them. I live with one of the Navy people as well, so you form other links, and yeah I’m linked with them now because we would go and travel around and that, yeah I think you find other ways of making friends with people. And that’s I guess what I did and it’s worked out quite well.