Sunday, 16 June 2013

Wasted Fresher's Year? at least I discovered Residence Hall Linens!


So a couple of weeks ago now I wrote a post about how I couldn't get over how quickly my first year of uni had gone! it's amazing to think that I've completed a whole year and am now the really serious part kicks in! Because lets face it, we all know that first year is a bit of a what could be called a 'doss' year and that it doesn't really matter. Which of course in a way isn't true, as all of uni must count in some way, especially when it comes down to the final year and your first year results may influence you getting a first or a second! Or of course unless you wanted to do a placement year or year abroad in that case you definitely need to be getting more than the 40% pass mark! but other than that first year is all about being a fresher, going out, enjoying yourself, throwing yourself into independant living and generally just finding yourself. 

Now I will admit I think I was far too sensible for my own good really! I don't think I made nearly half as much of being a fresher as I should have done. By this I mean I was always one to favour a night in than going out enjoying myself. I think maybe that's because I'm not exactly the biggest drinker and to be honest the idea of getting absolutely hammered is not something that overly appeals to me! Which being a student in Leeds seems to be all about! So maybe looking back at the past year I should have let myself go a bit more and not spent so many nights in! But I guess we live and learn and there is no point looking back with regret as I did still have an amazing first year and certainly can say coming to uni in Leeds was the best decision I've personally ever made!

I've learnt so many life skills! I'm now so independent and the idea of living at home with my parents again seems almost uncomprehendable! At Christmas and Easter when I went home for a couple of weeks I just found it so strange having people trying to do things for me. I didn't like it really. I liked doing things for myself. Even the smallest things irritated me about suddenly not being so reliant on myself. You think I'd like suddenly being spoilt and having everything done for me again like my dinner's being cooked and my room being cleaned, but no. It was so odd, my Mum went to make my bed for me - something I'd like to add she never did when I lived at home! But for some reason it really annoyed me! It was like, I can do it myself! 

Although maybe I shouldn't complain too much when she did use some amazing new bedding that she ordered specially for me from Resident Hall Linens! And I know this can't have come cheap, especially as living in the UK we have to pay for the international shipping fee! So all I can say is that I'm a very lucky girly! If you've never seen RHL's collection then OMG visit the site now! Yes click on the link now. It's imperative! In fact I'll post it again just underneath just to make it even easier for you! They do some amazing designs and patterns perfect to suit any room and I could spend ages looking through the site picking out my perfect items. I'm actually quite looking forward to getting to choose some new things for when I move into my new flat in September. I'm already thinking about what ones I might get! Of course I think I'll have to stick with my favourite pink colour scheme, but who knows if something alternative catches my eye I'm certainly open to giving it a go.

So what do you think I should go with? 
The options of bedding is limitless, just take a look for yourself - and not forgetting storage too! -

Oh Residence Hall Linens really do spoil me for choice!

Emily x

NB: This is a sponsored post. Views promoting the Residence Hall Linens Company. 

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