I wish that when I was younger, had about enough money and all the time in the world that I’d been brave enough to join all the societies and try out all the new things that were offered to me. I’m now in my final year, and no matter what I join, I’ll only have a year to enjoy it. I have less money than last year, so I have to be selective in my choices.
I want to join the food society, the travel society, the rambling society; I want to try gliding and caving and windsurfing and scuba diving and riding and start up belly dancing and yoga again. I could have done it all in my first year, but I was too scared to meet more new people than I absolutely had to and so I stayed in and cooked myself overweight. Now I’m braver and I just don’t have enough time to spare because I have to write a 10,000 word dissertation by January plus the other essays and exams.
If I could go back to my younger self, I’d tell me not to cook all those cakes and eat them alone and unhappy; I’d say get out there and try new things because it’s not going to be cheap and easy forever and prices rocket when you aren’t a student any more, and I’d do the normal thing. I’d say that it does get better, so don’t worry now.
So, from future me to me now: do it. Join the societies and try it all because memories are worth more than money.