Category Archives: Pre-College
I’m stoked, nervous, stressed, hyped, and excited all in one these days haha. I move into my dorm in 13 days! I still have much to do in these upcoming two weeks, but I think I’ll be ready. I finished purchasing almost everything that I need for the upcoming year. All that’s really left to do is organize everything and pack it away.
I’ll write more when it actually comes time to move in and such!
What I Get To Do / Thoughts On Orientation
Words cannot describe how stoked I am for orientation. My orientation is two days long – 9am on Friday morning to 6pm on Saturday evening. We get to sleep in the dorms overnight! There are lots of events lined up that we don’t know about, but we do know that we’ll be meeting with our academic advisor, participating in group activities with our future classmates, taking our ID picture, receiving our schedules, and getting “entertained”.
I’ve heard multiple horror stories about embarrassing games freshmen were forced to play at their summer orientation. I have no way of knowing whether or not that will happen to me, but if last year’s orientation is any reliable indication… let’s just say there was a flash mob. I’ve been told that it’s best to go along with whatever happens because you if you don’t, you’ll seem stuck up and no fun, but I honestly can’t imagine myself enjoying a flash mob or cheesy games. Who knows? I suppose it will be interesting to see who is in my group – I hope it’s the funny people.
Planning for Orientation
I will be emailed shortly with a full list of what I need to bring, and I’ll get that ready. Number one item to plan… outfit! I’m normally not one of those girls to be picky about her outfit, but since there are a wide variety of activities I will have to participate in, I think this is as good a time as any to start. I’ll link to what I’m wearing below if you’re interested.
If you go to the link above, you’ll be redirected to my Polyvore account where I created two collages – one for the first day and one for the second. I’m going to bring a folder for all the paperwork I’m sure I’ll get while I’m there. I’ll post an update after orientation happens!!
I’ve waited for this since I can remember. Now that I’m actually graduated, of course it doesn’t feel any different. However, I can say that since I’m graduated, I’ve felt more nostalgic, and I’ve also stopped thinking about high school as much and am focusing on college so much more.
I purposefully waited a few days to post about graduation in case I reached some huge epiphany, but so far there’s been nothing. I graduated on Monday, picked up my diploma and went serial shopping on Tuesday, and celebrated with some friends and teachers on Wednesday. Today is Thursday, and the first day I have actually had nothing at all to do. It’s wonderful. I do love spending time with family and friends, but now I have an opportunity to catch up on some shows, surf the internet, work out, and basically veg all day. Hope you all are doing well!
I graduate high school in 11 days. For me, this is a really easy and difficult thing to grasp at the same time. It’s easy because no one wants to deal with administrative bullshit any more than they absolutely have to, and that is the reality of high school, after all. It’s difficult because college is an entirely different world – one that I know next to nothing about. I know the ins and outs of high school. I know how to not get in trouble for something, how to get away with not doing anything, and how to get in with the teachers so they are on your side when things don’t go your way. Now that I’m starting in a completely different place, I’m scared. I know I’ll actually have to do work, but I also feel that it’s not as bad as everyone says it is or no one would really go, right? I don’t know, I could be completely wrong about that. The kids from my home district graduated last night, and there were lots of teary-eyed facebook statuses and tweets along with pictures that looked like they could have been in a magazine called “How To Have The Perfect Life”.
Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m eating pasta at home. I should be in fifth period, but I have an earache and don’t feel like going in to school right now. So I’m not. I feel like this is something that can’t happen in college. Well, we shall see, won’t we?
Plain and simple, the reason I decided to start this blog is because I would have loved to read something like this during my college process. I hope to post things that describe my experiences, and talk about my successes and failures. Also, things that everyone actually wants to read about, like the parties and the socializing. I will be completely honest.
I’m going to start off by saying that I am in no way an expert on anything. This is my first time through college, so you’re experiencing everything along with me! That being said, enjoy this journey with me – at least I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it.