First day of classes as a college student done. Boom.
[cliché first day of school pic]
I already took a quiz and have three homework assignments! Ha! Talk about starting the semester off with a bang! But I am actually loving it! All my classes are in the morning so I basically only have a half a day of school everyday! Perfect for me since I am definitely a morning person!
Here’s what my schedule looks like this semester…
History of Asia Pre 1800-MWF at 9
Intro to International Relations-MWF at 10
Honors Religion: Islam- TR at 8:30
Honors Western Tradition-TR at 10
Honors English-TR at 11:30
Having three honors courses at once is a little daunting but I am up for the challenge! Plus they are required since I’m in the honors program so might as well get them out of the way as quick as I can! I can’t wait to take to take more classes that are focused on my major!
In addition to classes I have a bunch of meetings to go to for clubs and activities this week. Its so hard picking what things I want to join because with work and my course load I definitely don’t want to overwhelm myself to much….but there are just so many cool options to get involved with! Right now I think I will go with Student Government (or USA as its called here), Griffins GIving Back (which is like Key Club…the community service club I was president of in highschool!), Amnesty International (which I was involved with in highschool), and Eurosim (which is similar to Model UN which I ran in highschool!).
[Petey the Griffin…our Mascot!]
All I can say is that I am one day in and already loving it. Its so cool to have my own schedule and be completely on my own. Independence is amazing people!
Yesterday seemed to be the unofficial Family Day for everyone on campus. We didn’t have any mandatory Orientation activities so everyone seemed to make plans with their families. Fine with me! Even though I am only a ten minute bike ride away, I can’t help but admit that I miss my parents. You go from seeing someone everyday (and considering how close I am with my parents), to only talking to them on the phone and realize its quite a strange transition. You really learn to appreciate being able to see and spend time with someone whenever you want. But I guess thats all part of growing up and something I will have to get used to.
So anyways, after a quick trip to Target with my roommates (our first outing together!), I headed home to go to the Elmwood Arts Festival with my mom.
We walked around for a bit and checked out the vendors. We were ooing and ahhing over all the cool jewlery…but it was all SO overpriced! I know you’re paying for the fact that its handmade, but this college girl cannot afford a one hundred dollar pair of earrings. I stick with my 1.50 jewlery from Forever 21, thank you very much.
After the festival and some snuggling with my Ella bella, my parents offered to take me out for sushi! After dining hall food (which I will talk more about later on this week) for four days straight, I eagerly accepted!
I. Love. SUSHI.
Then I headed back to the dorm (with 4 full bags of stuff in hand….it seems every time I go home I find more stuff I “need”..haha!), and met up with my roommates for a our last dose of Orientation entertainment!
THE PRICE IS RIGHT!
And this was no corny version with lame prizes! The Student Programing Board really put on a show! They gave away TV’s, iPads, Xbox’s, microwaves, Kindles, theatre tickets, DVD players, printers, and tons of other amazing (EXPENSIVE) prizes! Unfortunately, I didn’t get caaaaaaaaaaaallled down. But it was still fun to see other people win stuff!
I’ll be back in the next few days to talk about dorm food, review some delicious products, and semi participate in WIAW!
Something to think about: Ways to Know the People that Love You (definitely have met a lot of people that fit this criteria this past week)
Today’s Healthy Help: Gave some people some directions on campus in between classes!