[Help Yourself Move into University]
By: Riddhi SUKHIA (Jockey Club Academy Hall)
How have you managed to deal with your newly changed lifestyle after moving into the residence from home? Has it been an easy transition, or do you just end up feeling homesick most of the time? Have you adapted to the diversity of people around you? How are you managing with the lack of home-cooked meals? Take some time to realize how much we take home for granted, and only miss it when we’re away. But this is our way of moving forward in life, and we should deal with it positively.
Rather than an abrupt end of connection from home and parents, the first year of living at university is more like a transition of separation. It helps us become independent and responsible for our actions and decisions. Sometimes, moving away from home may actually make you feel closer to it and your family, as the saying goes: ‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder.’
But for some of us, the transition may not necessarily be that smooth or easy. Moving out can make us feel alone, or unsupported. We might lose confidence. Here’s where it is important to receive as much support as you can from family and friends. They can help to emotionally ready you for the changes and provide essential advice due to their experiences in life. At the same time it is important to remember that parents are not always going to be available to solve all our problems and by dealing with problems by ourselves, we learn valuable lessons in the university that is life.
(P.S. If you feel like talking to someone about your difficulties in adapting to university life, don’t worry. Talk to someone you trust, or if necessary, make an appointment with a personal counsellor at the Student Development Services office: email@example.com / 3442-8478. Remember, you are never alone.)
文: Riddhi SUKHIA (賽馬會群智堂)
譯: 王琪 (舍堂十)
（附言：如果你想傾訴適應大學生活的過程中遇見的困難，請不要擔心。和信任的人聊聊，如果覺得有必要的話，可以聯繫學生發展處的顧問sds@cityu.edu.hk / 3442-8478。記住，你不是一個人在戰鬥。）