Where to start about that? I came here last week, the 12th to be exact on the date, and I didn’t know much I just knew how to enrol at Uni. Now I’ve moved in to halls and I’ve met my flatmates. The last days I haven’t made much food and I haven’t really been with anyone, because I’m socially awkward and I like to be alone a bit (besides I’ve been ill and I didn’t want to make anyone else sick).
Today was the last day of the Fresher’s Fayre, which is a fayre where most of the Uni’s societies and sports clubs are represented among side companies who sell stuff like board-bands and mobiles. Yesterday I signed up for most things, anything put in my hands I wrote my name on, today I was there mainly because of the free cake at the Hub station (it tasted amazing!) but I did check out some more sports clubs.
These societies have an annual fee that members have to pay so I have to choose a few societies. Though there are many societies that sounds like a lot of fun and probably is worthwhile, I can’t join them all I don’t have that amount of time or money.
I’ve looked through them all over and over for a while and now I’ve think I’ve cut the list down to 7 sport clubs and societies I’d like to join or at least try. The number 7 is a number that still is too large, and I think I’m stressing this much with joining a lot of societies because I’m afraid I won’t make any friends so I have to sit alone all the time and drift back into my well-known clinical depression.
The one society that I’m absolutely positive that I will join is the “History society” I study history it’s almost obligatory to join that society then. To join that will most likely help me in my studies and I can be with people who are interested in discussing history and in that way get more focused on the different topics in my history modules. By giving my course more focus in my life I’m more likely to do got on my assessments.
Another society I’m positive that I’ll going is the “Cinema Appreciation society,” which gathers to watch a movie every Friday. That way, if I end up being alone all the time I know that I will have somewhere to go every Friday and not stay at home and make it so obvious that socially I’m an awkward loser. Besides I like watching movies and I would appreciate to discuss films with other people who are interested in film.
“MAD history” is another society I think I would like to join, because they arrange trips to museums and watch films (documentaries I think), and that again could help me get focus on my course and have a positive effect on my assessment.
“Connect UK International” is the society I’m most hesitant to join, I’m not sure I want to hang out with someone solely based on that we all are international students (That’s why I’m positive I’m not joining The Scandinavian society, Norwegians are flocking together too much already).
One more society before we move over to Sports clubs. “Rock and Metal” society, most people who know me knows that I’m not a metalhead, but I do like rock and metal but in moderation. And a concert now and then, wouldn’t that be good? I don’t know, but I think I might join that society.
To join any sportsclub I have to buy a sports card which costs £30, and for now I’m kind of interested in two Sports club.
Taekwondo is the one I’m most interested in at the moment, because I’ve been doing some martial arts before (Tai Ji or more popularly spelled Tai Chi). And they have gathering twice a week I think and that would be good, right? Then I would have to go to a work out twice a week.
The other one is Mountaineering (Climbing), and I’m very interested in that but I’m also terrified when standing on a chair and I have to jump down. I’m so afraid of heights, like crazy. But I would like to overcome this fear, I really, really would like to overcome this fear. And climbing would be good for my shoulders, since I have “weak” women shoulders (I’m going 35 kg in military press so weak is relative).
The main problem with the Climbing club is that it apparently crashes with one of the meetings to the Taekwondo. Though I really would like to apply for both.
Those are the societies that made the cut, some of those who didn’t quite make it: The wine society, scuba diving & Jiatsu.
So this is my numbering mess of the day. I think all these societies will be too much, but I’m planning to go abroad next year (exchange to Auckland or Windsor) so I can’t say like I take half of them now and half of them next year. Well for now I’ll just pause and not buy anything too fast, think it through and then see what I do. To many societies will ruin the time I’ve got for studying and writing too. Maybe next week, maybe then I can decide.
Btw: I won a competition today, who could hold a bucket with 10 kg water the longest.
And I bought a Kettlebell that I carried from Kingston to Surbiton (that also weighting 10 kg)