As far back as I can remember, I was an avid nail-biter. I know the feeling of self-loathing which accompanies a day of nail biting, and the all too familiar pain in my fingertips when my skin would become the victim of my habit too. It has taken me many years to perfect a method which actually works for me. I have tried the bitter nails and I am no stranger to gel and acrylic nails, but once I stop using these products and nail enhancements, my fingers go straight back into my mouth.
I haven’t written anything in a long time, and partially, that is because of how hectic and crazy my life has been the past couple of months. I am in my final year of university (yay!) and I am currently in the process of writing exams which is proving to be rather stressful considering the current political atmosphere surrounding South African universities. However, I am in the process of packing up my dorm room and I started reflecting on all of the things which I wished I had known before starting university.
As much as this is a reflection of my experience, I hope that it can also be of help to those who are being thrown into this new environment and feel as though you are a deer in headlights. Don’t worry, everything will be okay.
Deleah and myself on our first night moving in to our dorm in 2014