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    The 26 Stages Of Leaving Home And Going To University

    Welcome to the real world.

    1. Despite your fears, you got the exam results you needed and you made it into uni.

    2. So you celebrate with your friends like you've never celebrated before.

    3. Once the euphoria has died down, you're hit with a terrifying realisation — you're actually going to uni.

    4. So you go shopping and stock up on supplies.

    5. And start the seemingly endless job of packing your whole life into the car.

    6. When people ask how you're feeling about leaving home, you say what you think they want to hear.

    7. In reality you're less than convinced it was the right decision.

    8. Your parents offer up some valuable pearls of wisdom.

    9. And suddenly you remember why leaving home was once so appealing.

    10. Finally, the time has come.

    11. You get in the car, and set off to begin the rest of your life.

    12. Once your parents have helped you unpack, you say your goodbyes.

    13. Only then do you realise that you're on your own.

    14. You get back into your room and wonder whether you've made a huge mistake.

    15. What if you don't make friends? What if everyone hates you?

    16. Eventually you pluck up the courage to introduce yourself to your neighbours.

    17. Some of them will be dicks.

    18. Some of them will be just plain odd.

    19. Some will be a little needy.

    20. But mostly they will be some of the coolest, most fun, like-minded people you've ever encountered.

    21. You constantly tell people your name, where you're from, and what you're studying.


    22. Eventually someone has the bright idea to bring out the alcohol.

    23. And that's when you really start to make friends.

    24. You like everyone. And for now at least they seem to like you.

    25. So as you drunkenly crawl into your brand new bed for your first night at uni.

    26. You realise this was the best decision you ever made.