1 Day; 7 Hours; 15 Minutes to Go


Good evening, well, should I be saying good morning seeing as though it’s nearly 2am here in the United Kingdom. More specifically, Hinckley, my little home town where I’m soon to be leaving.

Before I jump into that, let me quickly explain who, what and why.

Hello, I’m JustGeorgeJ (George), throughout the years from my high school days to the last of my college days I’ve been doing silly little projects across the internet as I had a passion to write and just wanted it out there. I’ve been across multiple websites, all different kinds, from video to blogging to tweeting and God knows what else. As of most recent and the most successful out of all is my Youtube channel where I aquired the name ‘JustGeorgeJ‘, see link attached. I’ve desperately searched through different ways to get myself out there and I feel as though as college ended, my Youtube channel was an amateur beginning to that. Therefore, with the start of this wordpress vlog and hopefully Youtube videos to follow, I will be documenting my life through the course of my first year in university. Purely so that people in my position, or basically anyone, can get an insight into university life through the eyes of a 19 year old male. Enjoy.

But before we carry on, some basic information I should establish up first.

  • I’m going to Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. It’s a beautiful city, a beautiful university, a lovely campus and home to some of the greatest people I know. (I say this and I haven’t even started yet.)
  • I’m going to study BA (Hons) Drama in The Community. This is due to the fact I have a big passion for acting and wanted to carry on my learning and studying in this area for my future.
  • I’ll be living on campus in halls to get the full experience of university life.
  • Truth be told, I’m terrified.

So, where do I begin this first blog post… Well, I’ve already begun, but, you get what I mean. (Hopefully).

As the title suggests, that is the countdown until when I will be moving into my halls room. It’s 2am on a Tuesday morning and I move into halls in one day pretty much and that’s scary as hell. My room is pitch black, only illuminated by my computer screen with the faint hum of my fan in the background. It’s the first night I’ve been alone in a while and this silence is deafening.

Packed boxes surround me and with such little time left, I feel like there is still so much today when in retrospect, I’m pretty much pact. Tomorrow is the big clothing pack and electronics pack as those are the last things to do, best saved till the last moment, right? I hope so. However, with the help of my mother and girlfriend, I should be fine. Again, hopefully.

Now, if you are going to university soon, you will understand how I am feeling. If you have already gone through this, you’ll understand how I am feeling and if you are planning to go to university, you have no idea how God damn terrifying this really is. (I shouldn’t say that, but I’m going to be 100% truthful). 

So, again, with this time left to go. My boxes are packed, certain documents are at the ready, goodbyes have been said and now, today, Tuesday, I’ve got some final shopping and packing to do and the last evening with all my close friends, deeply saddening and something I don’t believe I am ready for. I’ve spent the evening drinking a cold cider, whilst binge watching ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and writing goodbye letters to friends and family, but as stated in all of the letters, “I don’t want this to be a goodbye forever, because it isn’t, it’s a goodbye for now”. Cheesy, right?

With all of that ready, guess the one thing that isn’t ready, me! It’s so close to getting there and I feel as though I am no where near ready. This time next week, I’ll have been at univeristy nearly a week! That time sounds like nothing but it’s really scary how everything is going to change in such a short space of time. You’d of though I’d have been prepared with knowing I was going all this time but seriously, it creeps up on you like there is no tomorrow. I feel like there is so much I haven’t done or packed or said or prepared but, I can only HOPE that I have. There is that damn word again. Seems everything is riding on hope right now.

There is another part of me that is already in student mode, I can’t wait to meet all the friends I’ve been talking to online, I can’t wait to take part in freshers and all the different activities, I can’t wait to start studying on my course and meeting new people and doing different things. It’s just going to be so much, it’s going to be a ‘game changer’ as I like to say – stolen from popular party film, Project X. Saying ‘Game changer’ gets me motivated for what’s ahead and I know this is going to be one. Despite all of that, it doesn’t make this countdown and easier. There is so much more to it than all of that. It’s moving away from friends and family, saying goodbye to them, saying goodbye to a life I’ve grown up in for 19 years and the list goes on and on. It’s just, a lot to take in, but, it’ll all happen so fast.

Therefore, I just wanted to document this process I am about to go through. Whether it really is for an audiecne to read or to keep my own sanity, I’m sure we’ll find out. It’ll probably be a mixture of both. Like I said, we’ll see. Of course university is an extremely busy time and I have a lot going on over the next couple of days/weeks, but as populary said by most amateur bloggers “I’m really going to try to post as often as I can!”. We shall see how true that stays. In all seriousness, I do want to post entries about how university is going, useful tips for day to day life and just my own insight into university life, I hope I stay with the motivation and like I said in the beginning, hopefully there will be Youtube videos to follow this entries. I have a passion to archive my old videos and start a new university era. We shall see!

For now, at 2am in the morning, with the countdown clock getting louder and louder.

I’ve been JustGeorgeJ, Thank you for reading.

Tumblr. (If interested, y’know.)


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