So I moved my entire existence to the Netherlands and I’ve been here for about 2 months and it’s been great.. except for one thing.. COLLEGE.
College is by far my biggest concern ever. Especially since I’m really not the type of girl to even go to college. It’s not that I’m stupid.. It’s just that I don’t want so study something that I’m not 100% sure I want to do. And that is exactly what I am doing.
I am currently studying translating and interpretation, which trust me, is really as boring as it sounds. I translate and interpret between Dutch, English and Spanish, and if I continue with this study, I’ll be able to drop either English or Spanish. Now here’s the funny bit, I hate it.
I hate every second of my study and I’ve only been at it for 3 weeks. I’ve already taken exams to be exempted from my spanish classes since I already speak spanish and they’re currently working on basic spanish.
I’ve tried to find ways to make it better, like interacting with my classmates, but there are a few problems.
To start off, majority of them are really young (17 to 19 years old), and they’re just not as mature as I had to be at the age of 17 to 19. So we have very little in common.
Second of all, every time we do talk, all they keep mentioning is how good I am at spanish. I already know that. Like I’m not trying to be mean, or sound like I’m full of it or even have a big ego, but I already know how to introduce myself in Spanish and I can count to 10. So please, dismiss me from this class.
Now of course I do need a way to cope with my terrible study choices, and I’ve chosen to do so in the form of partying.
I go out more often than staff members have to appear for a shift at the pub. And I’m not kidding, I’m not giving an example, it’s a fact. I go to the same pub so often that I know the staff there, I know their schedules and I know how many hours they work. Now, am I an alcoholic? well.. I’ve thought about it. And I think it’s safe to say I’m not. I don’t have a constant need to drink, and if i don’t drink one day, I won’t be pissed off or lose my shit about it.
However I do think I have another problem. As I’ve mentioned before (and if you’re new here, hi, hello, prepare for some news) I am an extremely shy person. Alcohol helps with that. As soon as I’m 4 drinks deep I become an extremely social person. Everyone is my best friend. And I’ll tell you my life story in 2 minutes.
However it’s been two weeks and I have managed to make some friends at school. And as I write this I’m sitting in their kitchen, living the college girls life; Gossip and coffee.
I think my biggest hurdle was the age gaps (as you just read) but we have some common grounds; BOYS.
The well known “Boy” talk has been a great icebreaker, and with my Tinder track record, I can keep up. I have been on a few dates, and these girls like details, which I am more than happy to provide, especially since my sister is absolutely DONE with it.
But is any of this relatable to them? I constantly second guess everything I say and ask, whoever they have realised I’m just the type of girl to ask whatever comes to mind without thinking twice.
You know what? I’ll just take a good couple of months to gather my thoughts and I’ll bring you an update when it feels right.