“It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” – Lemony Snicket.
This time tomorrow, I’m going to be in Leicester, De Montfort University to be precise. 6am tomorrow morning, I’m going to get in the car for the last time, drive down my road for the last time and wave goodbye to my little old town, for the last time.
Which in actual fact is a massive exaggeration, because I will in fact be back at the beginning of December for christmas. But at the moment, that feels like forever away. I’ve always been a homebody, never strayed far on my own, yet in the same breath rather enjoy my own company. The problem I find is that I like to be comfortable, I like knowing where I’m going and knowing people in my town and moving away? This is the first time I’m going to be completely on my own in a place that isn’t just down the road from home.
I think thats going to be he hardest bit, the fact that home is far more than just a car journey around the corner. However, in the same breath, I cannot wait! Ever since I was little, whenever anybody asked me what I was going to do when I was older, my answer would always be that I didn’t know but what I did know was that I was going to go to uni. So big dream coming true! And its coming true tomorrow, which feels unreal, and I feel as though I need to be continually pinching myself to believe it is in fact actually happening!
As much as I am leaving one home behind, I am getting a new home, and a new extended family that I know will worm their way into my life without my realising and probably wont leave for an awfully long time. I’m going to get a new lease of life, after not having much to look forward to in the past, I genuinely cannot wait for this next chapter to start.