Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
As teenagers across the country are tentatively making their way to college this week to find out whether they got the A-level grades they need to get into their first choice university, there are legions of parents who are just as nervous – but for a whole different reason. While you might remember ripping open that fateful envelope and shrieking with delight at the prospect of upping sticks and moving to a new city for three years like a real adult, you’ve probably forgotten the furtive looks of worry on your mum and dad’s faces.
And one mum who knows that feeling all too well right now is Victoria Beckham. Yes, it’s hard for us to come to terms with the fact that the first baby Beckham is now 18 years-old and about to start university, so it’s no wonder that Victoria is feeling a tad emotional about it.
Brooklyn is flying the nest and relocating to New York where he will be studying photography. In an interview with GQ, he said: ‘I’m nervous, and my mum’s upset about me leaving.
‘But it’s really exciting. I kind of live in the moment. I don’t think people in New York will annoy me, and I feel like when I go there, I’ll meet lifelong friends. Stuff like that.’
Despite already having released his first photography book, What I See, the eldest of the Beckham brood is keen to learn more about his craft at university, and it sounds like he has a very positive attitude about the often daunting experience.
We’re sure he won’t be short of friends, and if Freshers Week in NYC is anything like it is here then we have one piece of advice: get your sleep in now.