10 Expectations You Had About Second Year That Didn’t Exactly Live Up To Reality
You have a lot of expectations going into second year. Not all of them live up to the reality.
1. You expected to attend more lectures and actually participate – second year “counts” after all.
Reality: your attitude is no different to first year.
And when you do attend lectures you realise they’re much harder than you expected.
2. You expected you’ll become a lot better at preparing for seminars.
Reality: you leave it till the last minute and go with nothing. As usual.
3. As you’re getting a little older now you expected to be much better at looking after yourself.
4. You expected your social life to be just as lively as it was in first year.
Reality: you have work to do now.
5. You expected moving into your first house to be an exciting change.
Reality: there are now a lot of people sharing just one bathroom. And it’s not even that nice.
6. You expected your professors to treat you with more respect now you’re a second year.
Reality: your first year mentality stops that from happening.
7. You expected to learn from your mistakes in first year and handle money a lot better.
Reality: you have bills to pay now, remember?
8. You expected you might get a part-time job.
Reality: you either don’t bother, don’t have time because uni is all of a sudden really hard, or face rejections for not being flexible enough.
9. You expected (or hoped) you’ll still have loads of free time.
Reality: lol no
10. And you expected to be a lot more active in joining societies and getting involved with uni.
Reality: taster sessions are a lot more daunting than you thought.
Oh well, there’s always third year, right?