Hey everybody, so recently I moved into my dorm room at UCLA and I’ve been spending a few weeks getting settled in and used to life on campus, making friends etc. etc. So I haven’t been really active on blogger and bloglovin for that reason. I just wanted to share with you some photos from my time on campus so far!
OK. So last Tuesday marked my fourth week in the US and therefore at UCLA. I’m honestly so amazed at how fast my time here as gone but in other ways I feel so completely settled in that it feels like I’ve been here for years! In a lot of ways I feel like I’ve settled more quickly here than anywhere I’ve moved to before because campus is so busy that there’s a lot of things to do! To organise my post a bit more I’ve created little sections so you can read what you’re interested in the most.
Moving into a dorm is so much different from moving into halls at Uni in England. Most people in the USA have roommates (and so do I!) At first I was kind of dreading it, the only positive I saw was that there was a guaranteed person I would know at UCLA from my first week. But turns out my roommate moved in 5 days late so I didn’t really spend much time with her at all in the first week. It’s definitely not a pain to live with someone else. We don’t have awkward silences, we don’t find sleeping schedules are a pain even though I’m a really light sleeper and I do wake up when she has an early lecture I just roll back to sleep once she’s left. Plus, I think it’s nice to have someone in your room some of the time because you don’t feel lonely or homesick which is definitely a risk. There’s a lot to do on campus too so most of the time one of us is out and the other has the room to themselves. So it’s all good, I enjoy having a roommate.
Dorms are also different because they’re so much huger in the USA. It’s a co-ed dorm so I live with both girls and boys like at my home Uni of Royal Holloway (RHUL). But at RHUL I was living with 7 other people now I live with around 58. It’s amazing because I know so many people and they’re all really lovely and great fun. It’s one of the great social aspects about living at UCLA.
Although the photos do display UCLA in a pretty way absolutely nothing captures the feeling I felt on my first day after I moved into my dorm and had a wander around campus. The buildings, games fields and general rest areas were all so beautiful and I couldn’t get enough. I still feel so happy when I see the pretty buildings and nature surrounding them. Campus is also absolutely huge so I’m constantly discovering lovely little spots that I haven’t seen before. There’s a few spots that remind me so much of Hogwarts which I obviously get really excited about!