Finding my way back: returning to university (part two)
This is part two of Natasha’s experience with coping with mental health
at university. To read part one, where Natasha discusses dropping out of university and dealing with grief, click here.
September 2020 came around, almost a year since I dropped out and I was returning for my second attempt at Second Year. But it was not how I planned; I signed a contract to rent a studio back in February because I knew living with strangers would be too much for me. However, COVID completely reshaped what the university experience was going to be. One week before leaving home I was told my degree was online. I felt like all my hard work was wasted. COVID was stopping me from meeting ‘my people’.
at the University of Southampton. I have struggled with knowing where I
fit in the world and what brings me joy, but since embracing my mental
health struggles I have discovered that I love to read (mainly
historical fiction), draw and talk honestly about mental health.
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