So up until the other day I was really looking forward to going to uni (provided I get in obviously!) but for some reason it has just occurred to me that I might struggle to fit in and make friends. I was home schooled through my teenage years so I don't have many friends and often find it hard to talk to people confidently. Another thing is that I feel self conscious about only having 5 gcses when most people have 10 or 11. My parents couldn't pay for me to do loads so I just did English language/literature, maths, science and humanities. My grades were ABBCC and I feel that compared to most other people this is a bit rubbish. I see posts all the time where people are looked down on for only managing to get a few gcses and people seem to think they're stupid. I'm doing A levels now and I'm predicted AAB. My firm uni is a RG and I've been really excited about going but I've developed this fear that I will get there and I won't be able to make friends or relate to other young people because most of them will be from schools and have 11 A*s and when they find out about my gcses they'll be like "what are you even doing here??"
Obviously I am exaggerating slightly - I know not everyone will have a full set of A*s and they probably won't treat me like an alien or something but I can't help feeling that I've missed out on a 'normal' teenage experience and that people will see me as different. So do you think I'm being irrational? Will people find it strange that I only have those 5 gcses and will I manage to make friends?
Sorry for such a long silly post - I really should be revising for my A levels but I can't get it out of my head. Any thoughts or advice appreciated!
suddenly feeling depressed and worried I won't make friends at uni
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