I started uni yesterday, [first year] and I hate it. I live at home and travel in. I haven't cut for ages, I'm not sure how long, about 9/10 months but this is making me want to cut again. It's stressing me out. Everyone else has friends already and I'm always stuck on my own. It's only the second day but I feel like giving up already, I want a degree but I don't want to be this miserable and come home crying everyday. It's so awkward. The odd person has introduced themselves to me but then they go off with their friends. For example today we had some free time and I was left by myself in the room for 30 mins I never know what to do / where to go in spare time. The uni itself and staff / students are nice, it's just the experience I hate. :'( my family / old friends advice me to just talk to people or ask to hang out with them but I'm really shy and I'm not brave enough to do that. I don't want to be stuck there alone for the next 3 years & I really dont want to resort to cutting to shut myself up / calm down temporarily but I dont know what else to do. Anyone else in this situation / been in this situation before? How long does it take for things at uni to settle down? How long does it take to fit in / make friends? I feel like such an idiot.