20 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re a Uni Student Who Lives at Home
There are definitely some benefits to living at home when you’re at uni, but it’s not easy.
1. The awkwardness when you get asked by the “so happy to be living in halls” person about which accommodation you live in.
2. And having to deal with the reaction you often get when you make it known that you’re living at home.
3. Enjoying that you don’t have to worry about being able to afford bills and rent.
4. And the fact that you don’t have to take responsibility for cleaning up for someone else’s mess.
5. There are moments when you feel like you’re missing out on all the fun other students are having.
The first few weeks when you start university can be particularly tough.
6. Especially when you can never really be the one to host a big pre-drinks with your parents around.
7. And making spontaneous plans when you’re not in a student house or on campus with everyone else isn’t really an option.
8. So instead, you spend your time watching every TV series that’s ever existed.
9. You definitely get lost on campus more than people who’ve lived there.
10. And it’s pretty soul destroying when you arrive to find out your lecture’s been cancelled.
11. You get very jealous of other students not having any real commute to uni.
12. And how they’re able to crawl home drunk at 3am without judgement.
13. Meanwhile, bringing people home is spectacularly awkward for you.
14. You start to avoid Facebook for fear of seeing your friends at other unis having a better time than you because they didn’t stay at home.
15. There’s no such thing as a “lie-in” when you live with your parents.
16. And you find yourself getting annoyed by them interrupting you when you need to do work.
I'm literally sitting trying to finish my uni assignment that is due TOMORROW and my mum is nagging me to clean my room??????
— Lucy (@mojitosunday) November 12, 2015
17. There is the inevitability of your fellow students making you think you’re less of an adult.
18. Which then makes you worry that you lack independence and aren’t doing uni life “right”.
You want to know you’re making the most of it.
19. But there will be plenty of friends you make who don’t judge.
It’s less practical to be friends when you aren’t right there on campus or sharing a house with them, but you’re real friends because you make the effort anyway.