I can’t believe I only have one more week until I start university in the Hague! Of course I’m excited, although I wish I could say that I’m filled with a more ecstatic kind of excitement. I have to say I’m becoming really quite nervous about the whole thing! There just seems to be so much extra admin and things to do/apply for that I’m so worried I’ll forget something. I have to buy my books, get my student card sorted, pay for an OV chipcard to go on public transport in the Netherlands, sort out health insurance, arrange a town hall appointment, notify my bank that I’m going to be spending money in Holland… The list goes on! 😰
So far, I’ve hardly even packed and my flight is on Monday. I know roughly what sort of things to take with me. Clothes, mostly clothes, toiletries, personal things and some things for my room but it’s difficult to judge when I have no idea what my flat even looks like as there are no pictures online anywhere. As my flatmate said, “we’re in for a little surprise!”… To say the least! I guess the idea of properly leaving terrifies me a little bit, and I’m sad to say goodbye to my family… The finality of this chapter seems so scary because I’m forcing myself out of my comfort zone again and I’ve been in it for so long.
Right now I’m trying to sort out my storage on my phone as I can’t access Whatsapp or Mail a few days before I leave… Great! 👍🏼Does anyone else have his problem, or is it just me? 😅 it’s taking a million years to transfer my videos from my phone on to my USB, so I’m really winding myself up. Seems to be my favourite past time at the moment.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so daunted. Socially but also practically. I should be filled with excitement but it’s hard to feel as excited as I should be. Maybe it’s because I don’t know many people there yet. Maybe when I do I’ll feel so much better about everything. Hopefully…
Does anyone else out there feel the same as I do?