Okay so I commute to a London uni, (rent is waaaaay to expensive) so my chances to socialise with others from my course are kinda low. For my first year I only went to one social thing which was my freshers ball and after that I literally joined no societies etc.
So this year I decided to branch out and be a bit more social. I went on some nature trip thingy and I joined the rugby team (which I am totally in love with). I also have a part-time job in which I only work on Friday and Saturday so I'm happy to say I can balance uni, work and a social life quite well.
However, I'm from a strict African family and my dad left like 3 years ago so it's just me and my mum (I have a sister who moved out for uni because it's far) so, whenever I tell her that I'm going out on to the club or pub or whatever, we end up having a screaming match. She doesn't like it when I go out because she says that second year is hard and I need to focus. Now I understand that, it's only been like 2 weeks and I feel a little stressed out but I still keep on top of my work because I use every free chance to study so I'm not worried about work. Obviously when exams and coursework start, I'm just going to study but, all I want for her to understand that it's my life and I just want to have reasonable fun.
Do you think I'm being selfish?
Can you have a social life in second year?
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