The time has come for me to start visiting & applying for universitys. I really can't decide if I want to go away or stay local. How did you all decide if you were ready to move out or not? On one hand.. I still rely on my parents for everything.. cooking, cleaning, laundry etc. I really wouldn't have a CLUE how to cope alone. I'm really shy when I first meet new people. Then there's the housing.. I'd need somewhere that allows pets, so that probably rules out student halls.. and I wouldn't want to share a bathroom with someone so that rules out a lot of houses that people rent out! Then there's like a million other things that are scaring me! Then on the other hand.. I live in a small town & if I want to break in the Fashion industry chances are I will have to move anyway.. so wouldn't it be easier to move for Uni & make friends then instead of moving when a job comes about? Another thing is they only do a Design course where I live (which is what I do now on the ND level.. so it's like a 2yr pre university course).. the courses I'm thinking of doing are more fashion buying or marketing related. I reaaaallly don't know what to do! I WANT to go to uni but I'm scared I wont cope! I think I'm going to visit the Uni I'm applying at soon to get a feel for the place and the course so I guess that will help me make up my mind a bit. How did you all feel before moving out?