Freshman Year Part 2: Roommate

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 )

 

Installment 2: Post Graduation Feels

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!

 

Installment 1: Pre-College Jitters

For some reason, I have this notion in my head that everyone is supposed to reinvent themselves for college. I range from moments of being so excited and hyped up to go to moments of incredible fear causing me to want to curl up in my bed and never leave my room. Luckily the moments of excitement out-number the moments of fear.

I’ve decided that sense this is a pivotal moment in my life and others I would share some of my fears and excitements and hope others post their own as we weather out this storm together.

(even number = excitements, odd numbers = fears)

  1. One huge shared bathroom:

I am dead-ass terrified of having to share a bathroom. Why? Because 1. people can be disgusting, 2. No baths, 3. I refuse to sit my ass on a toilet seat that is not my own, 4. The trek back to my room during the winter months will prob be freezing.

2. Moving to Boston

While I am going to miss my hometown, I am excited to live in a city where the public transportation doesn’t suck and I can actually walk places! All the times I have visited Boston, it’s been easy to get around and I just love the feel of the city overall.

3. Freshman 15

Even though I try not to be I can be a little vain and I am relatively happy with the condition of my body right now. That said, I have always bee naturally thin and rarely work out and love to eat so I’m a little nervous of what might happen if I don’t get an exercise regime and eat well.

4. Choosing courses and learning things I’m actually interested about

After 7 years of being bored out of my mind  in history courses I’m so excited to finally start taking courses that relate to my major and choosing other things I just want to learn about to fill my other requirements.

5. Maintaining contact with high school friends

I suck at keeping in touch with people so I’m gonna need to work on that.

6. Sleeping past 8 everyday (no classes before 10:30 wohoo!!!)

Like, no one understands how hype I am about this. I have never in my life imagined getting to wake up after 8 every day. I am so so so happy.

Please share if you have any of these same fears and/ or excitements as well as your own!! Let’s get through this together! *sings high school musical*

Freshman Year Journey: Part 1 Orientation + 6 tips to make it easier

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.

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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*

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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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!