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Repeating first year, feel very embarrassed :(

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    I am repeating my first year and I wanted to know how I can get past this initial shame I have. I'm back and I was supposed to attend all the fresher's events but my heart just wasn't in it and I didn't go to any. I felt out of place with all these happy, hopeful freshers. I told my mum about this and she was disappointed that I didn't make an effort to go to the activities/talk to people even though I got back a week earlier. I did feel like doing them before, which is why I decided to get back earlier, but I saw old course mates and I ran from there. Pathetic as that sounds, that's what I did. I think I would have stayed if there were more people in the room, but there were like 3 freshers when I looked through the door.
    I will obviously make an effort to talk to my course mates during week 1 but I feel really embarrassed and a lot of shame around old course mates and uni staff.

    Will it just pass as time goes by, or do I have to make a conscious effort to look past this shame and embarrassment I'm feeling?
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    i seriously don't think anyone cares. it's freshers, most people will be too drunk to even remember anything you told them. and once you all do start studying, they'll have their own course performance to worry about before yours. just chill, it's all going to be okay
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    i seriously don't think anyone cares. it's freshers, most people will be too drunk to even remember anything you told them. and once you all do start studying, they'll have their own course performance to worry about before yours. just chill, it's all going to be okay
    I'm not too embarrassed with the first years but rather the people I spoke to last year who were my old course mates. But that's true, once everyone starts studying and gets on with the year no one really cares
    I guess it's just the realisation I'm no longer in their year anymore and have to repeat everything this year, hits when I see them :/

    Thanks for the reply
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    You've done well enough to be accepted back onto the course, albeit from the start again. You've probably dealt with the most awkward bit already. Just own your situation, - if you're awkward about, then others will be too.

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