How to envy my friends lovely Uni house when I’m back at halls?Watch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
I was all set to be living with my friends again this year in a really nice student house in a great location. However, a few months after signing the contract my dad got seriously ill and it was a really stressful time for me. I couldn’t handle the responsibility of the paperwork and finances for a new house so I had to pull out of the contract. I’m going back to halls again this year, which are small, outdated, and I’ll be living with strangers. I can’t help but envy my friends who all get to live together, especially during the pandemic where the current guidelines will stop me from hanging out with them. I’m worried I’ll be replaced in the group but the girl that replaced me in the contract, and that I’ll lose touch with them. They’re my only friends at Uni and it sucks. How can I overcome all these feelings of envy and worry?
Just stay in contact as best you can. You should still be friends, but inevitably things wont be the same. Your priorities are: Family, studies, own happiness in whatever situation you are in. Be positive you might make new friends. You can still go out with some of them or meet for lunch.
Think yourself lucky you found a replacement.
I made some great friends in term two and they are spread over three different lovely uni houses and I'm stuck in halls again, I just hope my flat are nice this time
I know it's a difficult situation, but just wanted to give you some hope on at least that aspect of things!