It was my first day of university after having a year out due to a rejection last year. That rejection greatly knocked my confidence and had me believing that I wasn’t good enough to go to university.
Eventually, I went through the horrible process of applying again, and then before I knew it, it was time to get back into the swing of things in the education department.
My first day was terrible, I was so nervous and so scared that I would be miles out of my depth. Luckily, when I got there it seemed like everyone was feeling the same way, so at least I wasn’t alone in my thinking.
My plan for the day was basically to put in my headphones and listen to some music whenever it felt like it was too much for me to handle. This was actually a pretty good plan and I managed to stay calm for most of the day. When I was in my lecture though, this plan was not very feasible, so I just had to take a few deep breaths, concentrating on keeping them nice and even, and to think very calm and comforting thoughts to remind myself that I was okay.
With this method, I managed to make it through my first day and even make a friend or two!
Now, I have just finished my first week and I feel happier but not completely comfortable yet, but with a few more weeks I hope that I will feel much more settled and then everything will, hopefully, fall into place for me.
So if anyone is going through the same thing as me, please leave a comment below to let me know (we can get through this together) and just remember that if I can continue fighting my way through then so can anyone else.