20 Things You’ll Understand If You Moved From The Countryside To The City For Uni
Going to university usually means travelling far away from your home, but for those of us who moved from the countryside it feels like you are travelling to another planet.
1. The shock when you discover that buses aren’t mythical creatures that only arrive on one sacred corner of your town.
2. And that they actually do show up every 10 – 15 minutes.
“So… wait. I don’t need to fit my whole day around the bus schedule?”
3. How funny it is to watch people freak out because said bus is running a few minutes late.
Seriously? Try waiting an hour for one that might never turn up.
4. The joy of having access to shops that are actually open when you need them to be.
5. Not to mention being able to use student discount in them.
6. Feeling utterly overwhelmed by the amount of things you could do in a day.
Shop? Cinema? Mini Golf? Theatre? Lazer Quest? THE LIST GOES ON!
7. So much so that you do occasionally miss the slower pace of life at home.
8. But then when you do go home it feels like everything’s moving too slowly.
9. Feeling a connection to home whenever you see a tree in the city.
10. And then being somewhat freaked out by the sheer volume of them when you return home.
me coming home to the country from the city for the summer pic.twitter.com/CpOgg3hqsE
— sam (@soxandsamdals) May 12, 2017
11. Going completely off the grid from your uni friends when you’re at home because you have no signal or WiFi.
12. Loving being able to show off your cool city life to your home friends when they visit.
13. But hating not being able to rely on the country echo to find them if they get lost.
At home, if you lose someone you can simply ask someone else if they’ve seen them and they’ll know exactly who you mean because everyone knows everyone. In the city…not so much.
14. Being absolutely astounded by the fact that you can walk to most places.
“I don’t have to drive to the next town to do my weekly shop? Really?”
15. And you don’t need to take out a loan to get a taxi somewhere.
16. No one has ever heard of where you’re from.
17. And there’s a good chance your accent is a bit of a novelty at times.
Oh, you and your country bumpkin ways.
18. Finding it hilarious when half an inch of snow brings a whole city to a standstill.
19. Worrying that it’s going to be impossible to ever move back to the countryside now you’ve tasted city life.
20. But also appreciating your roots more than ever.
Going to uni in the city makes you appreciate the countryside at home so much more
— Sally (@__sallybrown) December 20, 2015