Today marks exactly 7 weeks since I moved to Edinburgh, and since my first assessment week is finally over, I wanted to document this milestone with a little post. So, here’s a list of the 7 things I’ve learnt so far. I guess you have to learn even the most obvious adulting lessons the hard way … eventually.
1. Do not lay your milk down in the fridge. No matter how tight you think the lid is screwed on, it won’t be tight enough.
2. Laundry is a never ending pit of despair that will never be complete. Just accept that and move on.
3. Instant noodles are only a good idea once in a while. Sooner or later, you’re going to wish you’d learnt how to cook as a teen.
4. If you’ve got things to complete, do them as soon as you get home. The motivation you once had will soon dwindle, even if you convince yourself it won’t.
5. Napping is not the way forward. Not now. Not ever.
6. Alarms only work if you actually get enough sleep. Otherwise, you’re not being productive by getting up early, you’re just making yourself more tired.
7. Attend events, and meet new people, but you don’t have to attend them all! The concept of stepping out of your comfort zone doesn’t always factor in self-care. It’s up to you to make time for it. You’ll regret it if you don’t.