I may or may not have said this before but I chose to do random roommate because the searching process to me seemed to fake and didn’t fit my antisocial personality. I have finally gotten into contact with my roommate and she seems amazing and great.
I’m still nervous though, but that’s to be expected. Honestly I just feel like I’m failing at this roommate situation already. Like, should I be reaching out to her more? But I also don’t want to be too clingy. We’ve already set up dorm rules so thats a good step I guess? Should I have waited before picking out the colors for my side of the room?
Still trying to figure it out as I go. If anyone wants to share their roommate stories or their steps in the process so far, feel free to comment below! (still gotta find a way to make my desperate ploy for people to comment less cheesy. Bear with me and my terrible post, I’m still learning :p )
It has officially been one month (plus some days) since I have graduated and I’m having some post-graduation feels. They’re not necessarily good or bad, they’re just there. I thought it would make a good Let’s Talk post so…. Let’s Talk.
Feeling 1: A little lost
It’s just that for the past 7 years of my life I have known what my school is going to be like, who I will be hanging out with once classes start again, what to expect in my classes pretty much. And now, everything is up in the air. Like I don’t know anyone at all except people I met at orientation who I will most likely never see again the next four years cause my school is fucking huge. I have yet to get my dorm assignment so I have no clue where I will be living. I don’t know what to expect from my classes or what my daily routine will be. It’s just an overall feeling of unknowing (is that a thing?). But I guess that is to be expected.
Feeling 2: Pretty damn sentimental
This was something I totally wasn’t expecting. I usually love change and I tend to distance myself so even though I love love love my friends, and I knew I was going to miss them, I didn’t expect it to be at this level. I keep looking at old photos and wanting to hang out with people, but I don’t want to come across as annoying or clingy. Ridiculous, but that’s where I’m at.
Feeling 3: Excited yet nervous
Again this is a totally expected feeling. I know I’m going to have a great tine, well I don’t know know cause no one really knows anything, but I’m 99% sure that I’m gonna love college and my new life. But also I keep having these little doubts like, “what if I don’t make friends?”, “what if I have a sucky roommate?”, “what if the food is shit?”. Overall though the excitement is out-weighing the nerves so let’s count that as an accomplishment.
Please share your feelings that you have/had post high school graduation along with your grad photos!
Over my first year of college I will be posting all of what I consider to be major events/ interesting to share and I hope others feel compelled to comment and submit post for me to share about their experiences as well. So here goes the first one. Orientation and class registration!
I am attending BU ( if any of my class mates follow or read this blog do not mention it to me I will die of embarrassment) and recently flew to Boston for my orientation.
Overall the experience was great yet a little overwhelming. There was so much packed into three short days. I was meeting new friends, meeting deans and advisors, meeting current students, registering for classes, and trying to find a job. Chaotic right?
The most difficult part for me was class registration because I didn’t realize labs and lectures along with whatever else is part of the course was at different times on different days. Completely screwed up my planning haha. But I figured it out and have no classes before 10:30 am! *victory dance*
Here are a 6 tips that I wish I’d known before going to help others. Feel free to comment your own tips and experience and I will feature you in a later freshman year post!
TIPS TO MAKE ORIENTATION A LITTLE EASIER:
- Pack a range of outfits from casual to business casual and suitable for hot weather and cold (think multiple pieces that can be layered). Pay special attention to weather if you are not from that region!
- Don’t be afraid to be awkward. There will be awkward pauses and moments when you don’t know what to say when meeting people. Just role with it, it will work out in the end.
- For god’s sake don’t do the whole “re invent yourself” thing. I tried. It didn’t work I ended up either a. feeling dumb or b.just acting like myself in the end.
- Have a relatively good idea of the orientation schedule. This avoids being late to events (where I guarantee every eye will turn to you if you walk in late) and also gives you a better idea of what your wardrobe should be.
- CHECK THAT YOU BRING YA DAMN CHARGERS! I left my phone charger and had to borrow others cause they were like 23 bucks for an iPhone cord on campus. This didn’t leave enough battery for snapchat and insta photos.
- Just have fun. Everyone is there for the first time as a committed student. Everyone is nervous and no one knows what is going on. Just enjoy getting to know people and your campus, let loose (not so loose as to get expelled though), and have fun!
When applying to college, all students are concerned with one thing. The mantra repeats on a loop in their mind. “How do I find money? Where do I get money? Money, money, money, money…” Well I’m here to help and also ruin your life because you are not done applying yet. Now it’s time to start (cue drum roll) applying for SCHOLARSHIPS!
All right so now that I have delivered the devastating news that you’re not done applying to stuff, let’s discuss how to find these scholarships.
I’m sure you have already received emails from websites such as Fastweb and Scholarships.com and yes you should sign up for them. It may seem like it will just be a bunch of unwanted spam mail but trust me, you will be able to find some good stuff from these sites.
But that is not all, oh no. You need to search more on your own. And don’t be afraid of those essays! There are so many scholarships out there that people don’t apply for simply cause they don’t feel like writing a few more essays and let me be the first to say that is ASININE. FREE FREAKING MONEY IN EXCHANGE FOR A FEW HUNDRED WORDS? HELL YEAH! Trust me when I say you will most likely get so many simply because people will not apply.
So go for it! Apply to those scholarships and get that cash!
*I do not own these images. All were found on google photos.