[Help Yourself Move into University]【向大學邁進,你準備好了嗎?】

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[Help Yourself Move into University]

By: Riddhi SUKHIA (Jockey Club Academy Hall)

Image: www.capitalfm.co.ke

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: sds@cityu.edu.hk / 3442-8478. Remember, you are never alone.)

【向大學邁進,你準備好了嗎?】

文: Riddhi SUKHIA (賽馬會群智堂)

譯: 王琪 (舍堂十)

圖: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke

離開家住進宿舍,你習慣新的生活模式嗎?你會很輕鬆地適應,還是大部份時間都在想家呢?你習慣應對身邊形形色色的人嗎?你想念媽媽做的家常菜嗎?家,是我們離開之後才會想念和珍惜的地方。但是,前進才是人生的常態,我們必須積極地面對。

與其說是突然脫離父母的懷抱,不如認為大學生活的第一年是分離的過渡期。我們更加獨立,學會為自己的決定和行為負起責任。有時,離開家反而會讓我們和家人更加親近。正如俗語說:「距離拉近兩顆心。」

但是對有些人來說,這個過渡可能不那麼順利和容易。搬出來住可能會使我們感到孤獨無助,甚至喪失信心。所以從朋友和家人身上儘可能獲得支持尤為重要。他們會幫助我們在感情上做好應對這一轉變的準備,他們會根據自己的人生經驗給予我們至關重要的建議。當然我們也需要銘記在心,父母不會時時刻刻幫助我們,我們要學會依靠自己解決問題。大學的一個寶貴科目是生活。

(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。)

 

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