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Give Me Encouragement, Please!!!
20 July 2012
8.12pm
kedame
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Hi, guys! Well, I just moved away from home to go to medical school. I'm six hours away, and my family left today. School doesn't start for like 3 weeks. I'm pretty down and all teary and stuff.

Can you give me any stories of when you first moved out? Or advice? Anything, really. I'm just really sad right now and need some friends.

Keri

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20 July 2012
8.18pm
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Firstly, good luck! In a few days/weeks you'll forget you ever felt like this. Don't look back.

Lean into it. Go out, get used to your new surroundings, drink in the air (and the drink - that'll help too). Medical students are - in the UK at least - notorious party animals, so you'll do OK. In the meantime, are there any events or societies you can get involved with, even if just for the short term?

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20 July 2012
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Zig
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Wow - Med School - fabulous!!

Joe is right - after at least one night out on the town you will feel much better. That lonely, sad feeling goes away in a hurry. Take it from someone who moved all the way across the US (literally) twice - with no job to go to each time! Every time I get into a situation that makes me say "what the hell did I get myself into", it always seems to work out great. I hope you realize the same good fortune.

It will get a little better all the time...

Best of luck kedame - keep us posted.

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20 July 2012
9.39pm
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If you are in halls, then play Revolution #9 as loudly as possible. You will meet lots of new people.

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20 July 2012
10.16pm
minime
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Hi Kedame, I'm in a situation similar to you, actually, although it will be some weeks before I actually move out. If you aren't one of those people who frequent bars, perhaps you could join some club? I'm sure your university has some sort of extracurricular activities, of course that won't help you at the moment... But cheer up! I suggest you don't make it a chore for yourself that you _have_to meet new people, you have plenty of time to do that, just hang around, go to different places, explore the city ( I take it that it is unfamiliar to you). And your family is just a call away from you... And congratulations of getting in, of course, it must have taken a lot of studying to get it

20 July 2012
11.00pm
kedame
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Thanks, guys. You're really helping me out.

I cried a lot today, but I messaged the one person I know in Mobile, and it turns out she is having a dinner/board game party for some of the people in her class (one year above me), and she invited me to come.

I invited my classmates over for an Olympic Opening Ceremony party, and I inquired about some guitar lessons.

All in all, not bad for my first day alone! I don't really drink (as in, I've never had a sip of alcohol...lol), but I bet this would be easier if I did! I've always been a homebody, and I'm very close to my family. So this is kinda tough.

But I know with good friends like you, I'll make it through!hearta-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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21 July 2012
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Glad its going ok for you Kedame, the first day is always the hardest and it sounds like good things are already happening in your new surroundings.

And knowing the Brits the Olympic Opening Ceremony will be incredibly professional and well worth viewing with new classmates. If Boris Johnson is anywhere near it it will be like sharing a weird trip on drugs (he's the Mayor of London yet no-one really knows how he got it, probably the people of London having a laugh - still).  

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21 July 2012
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Kedame!! I'm a bit late to give any advice but I read once that when you start living alone, it's a good idea to keep everything organized in your room so you are not stressed out for that. a-hard-days-night-paul-5a-hard-days-night-paul-5a-hard-days-night-paul-5a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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21 July 2012
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"Ked'me Edison, ma-jor-ing in me-di-cine ...."

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21 July 2012
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I found the first few weeks of university very difficult and scary, but it really is just about getting yourself out there, being confident, talking to people. Remember there are tons of people in the same boat as you, and they are all probably just as scared and need to talk to people and are trying to make new friends, so just chat with everyone; best case scenario you'll end up with a new companion. I remember I made one of my first friends at uni in the shopping queue at a supermarket, just from random chit-chat. Also alcohol does help on nights out, although I wouldn't endorse too much of it, it's a horrendous thing.

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21 July 2012
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meanmistermustard said
 

And knowing the Brits the Olympic Opening Ceremony will be incredibly professional

Though it will be trounced by the Chinese/Italian/Swiss/German/American/South African/New Zealand equivalent (delete as appropriate).

Glad you're feeling better, kedame.

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21 July 2012
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Everything will be fine Kedame - remember, just get by with a little help from your friends ahdn_ringo_09. I've yet to undertake this endeavour, so I leave you with 2 songs - take a listen:

and McCartney from 1987:

Hope all ends well

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23 July 2012
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Don't look back - look forward!

There's a lot of cool stuff ahead!

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26 July 2012
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