10 Expectations of Being a Fresher Vs The Reality
You’re about to embark on potentially the best time of your life. And you think you have a pretty good idea of what it’ll be like.
Expectation: Cooking will be easy. How hard is it to shove a pizza from Asda in the oven?
Reality: You only know how to make 3 basic meals and resort to pot noodles and takeaways for dinner.
Expectation: Eat, sleep, rave repeat.
Reality: You go out twice in the week and suffer from the worst hangover of your life, missing your 9am because you can’t let go of the toilet.
Expectation: Your flat will all be one big happy family and not a single person will have selfish bad habits.
Reality: There will always be one douche who lives by their own rules leading to a series of passive aggressive notes kindly asking them to stop…
Expectation: Free money in a lump sum means holiday, new laptop (because you need it for studying, obviously) and new clothes.
Reality: Regretting every purchase and surviving on the reduced aisle at Tesco and Glens vodka.
Expectation: Feeling excited to go to EVERY lecture on time and prepared.
Reality: Skipping 9am lectures and showing up totally unprepared for group work.
Expectation: Constantly being busy with uni work.
Reality: Waking up at 12pm and watching Netflix/Youtube/TV all day.
Expectation: You’ll get everything done with plenty of time to spare.
Reality: Pulling all nighters in the library loaded up on caffeine.
Expectation: Your love life will be great and you’ll pull on every night out.
Reality: You’ll be carried home and wil wake up to an uneaten takeaway and vomit in your bed.
Expectation: Doing your washing involves separating colours from whites like mum said.
Reality: Washing costs far too much and you’ll find yourself bringing your entire wardrobe back home for a free spin.
Expectation: Leaving food in the kitchen will be safe around poor hungry students, right?
Reality: Half the milk has gone and nobody admits to the missing slices loaf of bread you swore was there.