So my parents dropped me off at college on Saturday. What a weird experience! I thought it was going to affect me way more than it did. I guess since I am used to leaving them for weeks at a time it was not really a big deal. Maybe it will hit me later? I am not sure. All I know is that my first two days at college have been FANTASTIC!
Yesterday was the move in process. It only took two trips to get all my stuff upstairs which was so nice! My mom and I spent the next few hours putting my dorm room together. Once my parents left, I began to try and make it look pretty. I had seen an idea on Pinterest that I had wanted to try… WELLLLL that did not go over as well as I had hoped! I had this great idea to hang pictures from my wall with close pins and string and all was well until they fell on me. 😛
So far the entire experience has been fantastic! Yesterday we had a huge Freshman class party and met with our groups that we will be with the remainder of the week. The groups are designed to help us along with getting to know our campus and learning about other college things. Currently I am in a math review class that is just refreshing my brain and preparing me to be ready when classes officially begin!
College is great in the aspect that you can walk down the hall and say ‘hi’ to random people and it is not even weird because everyone is doing the same thing. I have only been here for two full days and I have made so many new friends. I can already tell that socially, I have grown. In high school it is so easy to just ignore everyone you see constantly because most are not interested in making new friends. While I have been here, I have made probably twenty or so new friends. During dinner tonight I was in my dining hall constantly talking to all my new friends. Honestly, it is such an amazing experience.
More to come!
I guess I had higher expectations for Senior year. Not just the fun, but the work and stress as well. It does not feel like I am a Senior, nor does it feel like I have the work load a Senior should have (not that I am against this…I am COMPLETELY cool with it:) ). Honestly though, I have been told my entire life how difficult this last year of high school would be. Here’s the catch though: It really isn’t. I thought that I would be under immense stress especially after last year, but I alas, I am not. I guess this could be a good way to end high school, with that much-needed relief and break before I have to get down to work in college.
Speaking of college, when I read the Overachievers this summer, I thought the college application process would be as terrifying as it was portrayed in that book. I don’t see that though. It isn’t hard at all which makes me wonder if I have just prepared myself well enough to handle the stress. For all I know, I should be under tons of stress right now, but since my courses are easy (to me) I don’t feel it. Would people who are not used to my course level feel pressure? I think this is the time for a scientific experiment.
Or not. We’ll just pretend that it happened. You know, say we did, but didn’t. Sounds great to me!:)
I do have a few goals for myself over the next month:
- Get to 1500 views on my blog (By the way, I am so proud that I hit 1000 views and it’s all thanks to you!)
- Get accepted to college so I can stop thinking about THAT
- Continue my undefeated streak in tennis (5-0). This is all due to my lucky necklace. 🙂
- Do well in school (well, obviously)
- Make the district orchestra.
- Practice the violin in general.
Those are just a few of them for now. I will write again soon!
How are your school years going? Any goals yet? College? Life? Love to hear!:D
Quote for the day: A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
(This was in my Western Civilization class all last week as the quote of the week. I like it so I put it up!)