University Halls are no more!
My main worry about halls were the people. Yes, I understand you're not going to be best friends with everyone you meet, I didn't expect that to happen- but how would they react when I had a seizure? Despite the most common response being to panic initially, I was just worried, and probably spent far too long thinking about it in the lead up to moving away from home. However, I can assure you that after 9 months of living with these guys it has just become the norm. Including the time it happened in the middle of the kitchen. I have really appreciated their support, with them picking me off the floor numerous times after the PA shifts- something they did not need to do. Or even the time I came round and they had put frozen peas on my head, don't ask!
As a flat, we were pretty loud and sociable, constantly in the living room, normally with the music channel on. Half of the flat liked to go out clubbing, although this isn't my thing it was always funny to sit with them all before they went out, 9 times out of 10 this included a beautiful rendition of Mamma Mia just before they left- how we never got a noise complaint I will never know! On nights when people stayed in 'Just Dance' on the Wii or watching a film were our personal favorites. We also had a pool table downstairs and I am fairly certain it is our flat that has contributed the most 50p's to it, even after all this practice I am still terrible!
During the last few weeks before we moved out, lectures started to finish and we all started to pack up our rooms. How had it all gone so fast? Many of us moved back home to complete our placements before summer starts, relutantly leaving each other. At the moment I have just started a work placement at my old high school, working in the SEN (Special Educational Needs) department and have really enjoyed the first week of it. I don't think any of us actually wanted to go, we had got so used to living with each other, making fun of each other at every opportunity.
Next year we are splitting off into different houses, but I am sure Flat 3 will continue to see each other, maybe even have the odd game of pool!
Goodbye university halls...
~ Chloe x