Today's topic is....
First Day of College
It's slowly beginning to sink in now: the responsibility; the need for balance; the excitement of entering a new world.
And today helped me face these things even more.
Today I had my first day of classes at my university. It's so hard to believe that college is starting! This is real!
I'm just going to give you a basic summary of how this day went for me.
It all began when I woke up by the dreaded and annoying sound of my alarm at 7 o'clock this morning. I got ready and then headed down to the cafeteria with my roommate for breakfast.
After that we both walked up to the technology computer doctor place to get our computers fixed. I ended up being there for 2 hours. Woohoo. But my computer can use the wifi now :)
Then I went to the campus health services place to get cold medicine. (I would get sick on the first week of school.) The nurses were all so nice there! It made me happy.
Then I went back to the cafeteria to meet a friend for lunch.
I went to another cafeteria with another friend so she could get lunch.
I went back down the campus to get meds and soup from my mom. (She had to come into the town so she brought me some get-well noodle soup. Presh right?)
Then I walked back up to where the cafeteria was to mail a whole stack of letters.
Then I walked back to my dorm with my friend so she could eat her lunch and so I could crash. By this time I had basically walked all over campus. And I have a sprained ankle so my foot felt like it was going to fall off. (Okay just exaggerating a tiiiiiiny bit there..)
Back in my dorm I drank some fruit punch Kool-Aid and my day instantly got better.
I then went to my first class at 2pm. (Yeah, my schedule is spoiling me.) It was college algebra. I'm allergic to math, so this class wasn't too exciting, but the professor really seemed to care about us knowing the material and seemed to want to help if we have trouble (which I'm sure I will), so that was really nice.
Immediately after this I had History of Western Art. Now, first off I was pretty nervous about this class because I had the bright idea of looking on Rate My Professor and the professor for this class had some pretty bad reviews. And then I found out that it is pretty much one of the hardest classes of it's kind. Yikes.
But I ended up liking it. A lot. The professor seemed actually pretty cool, funny and she appeared to care about her students and their success in the class. Now, she's not going to hand out grades. This will be a tough class. But I'm excited about it. I love art, and I love history. So this class seems like it might be my happy place.
After that I was starving and so I went to the cafeteria and got some food and met a pretty cool person that is majoring in art. (I'm thinking about doing something with art so it was neat to be able to talk to someone who is actually doing that.)
Then I came back to my dorm and crashed and did math homework.
So it's been a long day. But I really did enjoy almost every minute of it. It got me super excited for these next several years. I'm sure it's going to get tough, but all adventures are, and they all are worth it in the end.
I think this year is going to be so much fun! And I'm so happy that I am going to a college with some of my best friends and also meeting new friends. It's wonderful.
Alright. That's it. :)
Go read about Victoria's first day at college! (We're going to the same college by the way..)