Saturday, 20 July 2013

31 days and counting

In 31 days, I will meet my new classmates (roommates, co-years, second-years, friends) for the very first time. This is probably a good time to add some new things on my experience, as I would very much like to share not only what I'm sure going to be two amazing years, but also some information about the time leading up to that. 

Pre-UWC paperwork
The documents to be filled in still greatly confuses me. There are so many of them, and I don't really know my way around the school intranet yet, and so I stumble around (figuratively speaking) trying to find out when which document should be sent in and by whom. Hopefully I'm not doing too poorly, but gosh am I thankful that I live in Sweden and therefore don't need to apply for a VISA! I suppose that maybe I'm a bit better aware than I was a month or so ago, but I still feel like I could very much miss an important document and it scares me a bit.

Leaving home
I think this goes for most UWC:ers, but for me, this is the first time I'm going to be spending most of the year away from school. While I'm thrilled about some aspects of this (freedom!), there are other aspects that scare me a little bit, or at the very least makes me nervous. I'm not too afraid of overwhelming homesickness, as I'm normally very good at handling that, but still... I don't think I'm going to realize how important my family is to me before I'm actually at the college, "alone" in the sense that I don't know anyone as well as I know my sisters and my parents. At the same time, I'm so excited to get to know people better than I have ever done before. Overall I'm more excited than nervous, but of course that doesn't mean that the later doesn't apply.

I think that no matter what way I go around it, I will forget something at home, something that I am most likely going to miss. Hopefully it will be something relatively unimportant... Either way, I have now started to make a packing list, including everything I would like to bring, from my jeans to my favorite books to tea. Let me tell you, I do not look forward to marking everything - it's going to take forever.

That's it for now, I'll probably update when leaving comes closer. Until then!

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