So I'm a first year at BCU currently living in student halls. I always thought I would just do it for my first year so I can get the student experience. My home with parents is only a 35 min train journey away and I make it every weekend because I have a job back home that I need to be able to live in halls - my student loan only just covers my rent. My boyfriend goes to the same uni as me so he stops over occasionally and always visits me which is nice.
Before the Christmas holidays I couldn't wait to get back home and just be with my parents and be closer to my boyfriend. I was certain I was definitely still wanting to move back in my 2nd year as it would save a lot of money and I was planning on learning to drive. However now I'm having doubts that I might regret no longer living closer to the Uni and in halls - all my friends already commute and my flat mates (only really have two that I talk to regularly) are unsure of what they are doing so it would be likely that I would live with new people which wouldn't really bother me - but then I worry I might not get along with them.
any advice? I'm unsure because if I did decide to stay I would still have to go home every weekend for my job - getting a new one isn't an option because it's very related to my future career prospects and a transfer opportunity rarely comes up.
What should I do?