It was my 20th birthday last weekend so, once all my classes had finished on Friday, my boyfriend and I hopped on the train down south for celebrations!
One of my favourite things about going home during term time is getting the chance to chill and completely forget about all your responsibilities at uni. It’s a great way to get loads of work done beforehand as a sort of ‘goal’ to be able to take the whole weekend off, so it’s a win-win really!
It was so lovely getting to see all my family and spend time with them as I’m away from them for the majority of the year now I’m at university. I would always recommend moving away from home for university but I’d suggest considering that you don’t go so far that it becomes very difficult to get home or for family to get to you in an emergency. I wouldn’t be able to be away from my dog’s cuddles for that long. It’s pretty easy for me as there are direct trains from Dundee to Durham and otherwise I just have to change at Edinburgh which I’ve done so many times now I know the station like the back of my hand! I’d hate to travel much longer than I have to though, but each to their own!
My birthday weekend consisted mostly of food and drink, which is all you need! I also got the chance to catch up with three of my close friends from home which was so lovely. It’s so difficult to keep in touch with friends from home when you move away for uni but it’s so lovely to know they’re still there for you when you go back and it feels like nothing has changed!
Coming back to Dundee after having such a wonderful time at home is pretty tough, but it definitely boosts you forwards to the next task. I managed to get an essay done early and get an early start on the next one, which I definitely didn’t have the motivation to do before my birthday! Hopefully the next month or so will fly by so it isn’t too long til I’m back for Christmas!