Well, I definitely underestimated how hard and time consuming moving to college would be. I moved in on Thursday, and it has been nonstop activities since! I had about a week before classes start when I moved in (my classes start this Wednesday), but my college has a week of activities for Freshman in order to get adjusted, and probably to help avoid homesickness.
So far college has been really fun! It has been crazy busy and I have met more people than I have remembered names (and I always thought I was so good at remembering names!). My floor is surprisingly quite, which will most likely be really nice during the year, but for now it seems really lonely and my roommate and I don't know what to do because we really want to meet more people on our floor!
I think this will all get a lot easier once I fall into a routine, since right now I'm still trying to figure out how my routine from home fits in here. I think Thursday night and Friday morning were the hardest for me, since it was my first night and morning away from home. I'm still homesick sometimes, but that's only when I have a lot of downtime and don't really know what to do.
I'm pretty excited for my classes on Wednesday, though! I'm not sure how I feel about going back to school and having to do a bunch of work again, but I'm sure I will get used to it like I do every year. However, I think it will be a lot more fun since I'm taking subjects I really want to learn about. It's just so crazy that I'm at college! I feel like I'm still twelve years old, about to go into middle school. I remember my first day of middle school, and high school, like it was yesterday. Time has really flown! I know my time at college is going to fly as well, so I really want to make the most of it. I'm hoping I get well adjusted soon, and my moments of missing home aren't quite as striking or sudden. It has been really nice having one of my best friends with me, though. It's like having a little piece of home in this giant, new city.
Speaking of city, I am not used to all of this street noise! I'm used to coyotes howling and my dogs barking, but not buses running all night and people laughing and screaming on the streets until 2am. But once the colder weather hits, we'll be able to shut our windows which really blocks out a lot of the noise. For now, our dorm has been super hot! Even when it isn't that warm outside, our dorm seems about ten degrees hotter. But like I said earlier, the hot weather will be turning to fall very soon, so I'll probably be wishing for warmer weather anyway!
Well, I just wanted to do a little quick update and let you guys know I wasn't MIA! Regular posts will resume soon, and I plan on sharing some photos from college so far, soon!
Thank you so much for reading and have a great day! :)