AHHHH OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE IT I’M IN COLLEGE I’M FINALLY IN COLLEGE OMG!
I am so so excited and yet also so so terrified. EEEK. Basically, I’m feeling ALL OF THE EMOTIONS right now.
I’m also feeling pretty tired. Today was BUSY. I feel emotionally tired AND physically tired, but there’s still just enough of an undercurrent of enthusiasm to make me want to go go GO. And, really, there’s still sooo much to do! I’ve almost finished unpacking, but… yeah, like I said, only almost. I still need to unpack my (absolutely crammed full) box of books, and I need to find somewhere to put my towels and random boxes of, like, crackers and stuff.
Anyway. SO MUCH HAPPENED TODAY. Here are just a few of the things I did:
1. Unpacked my stuff
I mean, DUH. But seriously, there’s just a lot of stuff and even though my dorm room is bigger than most, I still have to be creative about what little nooks and crannies I put things in, because there isn’t a ton of room. I’ll probably still be switching around where I put things because AHHH THE MESS.
2. Sweated a lot because UGH THE HUMIDITY
It’s hot and sticky and humid here, or at least it was. I haven’t been outside since dinner, which was a few hours ago, but anyway. Lugging all my stuff around and going up and down many flights of stairs in the heat made me feel pretty gross.
…I’m really looking forward to slightly cooler weather this fall!
3. Talked to my roommate
Like, a LOT. She’s funny and sweet and I’m really happy I ended up with someone so nice! We talked about stuff like our majors and classes and where we’re from – and tomorrow morning we’re going to walk around campus and figure out where all our classes are held!
4. WENT TO THE LIBRARY
…and got spectacularly lost on the way there! I think my phone gave me the wrong directions? I spent almost an hour wandering the streets of Iowa City until I finally asked some random little old lady for directions! And OH THE LIBRARY IS GLORIOUS. It’s really big, and you can even check out books/DVDs/et cetera on your own! I have a feeling I’ll be back there soon.
5. Went to an ice cream social
I think the idea was that we’d introduce ourselves to people at the social – I mean, that’s why they call it a social – but I kind of just sat there eating my little bowl of ice cream and people-watching. The evening sky looked so pretty, too!
6. Ate dinner BY MYSELF while READING A BOOK
With no parents there to tell me that reading during meals is antisocial! I’M SORRY BUT I HAD TO INCLUDE THIS ON MY LIST BECAUSE BOOKS + FOOD = LIFE. There are definitely advantages to not knowing anyone on campus other than my roommate – no one wants to sit with me, which is just fine because I’d rather spend my time with a book and my food!
And, well, hopefully I do make a few friends, but I can totally see myself spending many evenings reading the handouts for my upcoming class sessions while I eat dinner alone. THIS ISN’T MEANT TO SOUND ALL PITIFUL LIKE “OH, POOR ME” BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY SOUNDS LIKE HEAVEN TO LITTLE INTROVERTED ME.
7. Caught up on the latest episodes of Carmilla
…OK, so the reason I’m including THIS is that I purposely didn’t watch the last few episodes so I’d have something comforting and fun to do when I got homesick. Also, IT IS SO WEIRD TO WATCH THIS SHOW AS A COLLEGE STUDENT, FINALLY. It’s like… oh, I wish my school were a university of magic and that my roommate was a vampire.
(I mean, I don’t think she is. As soon as I figure out a non-weird way to ask, I shall. Just kidding! EVEN I’M NOT SO WEIRD THAT I’D DO THAT.)
…well, I should log off now, and get some rest. Actually, I think I’m probably going to take my laptop up to my bed (it’s a bunk bed) and watch one of the DVDs I borrowed from the library until I get sleepy, because I don’t have to get up super early tomorrow morning. THE THOUGHT OF DOING THIS MAKES ME FEEL REBELLIOUS BECAUSE AT HOME THE RULE WAS ALWAYS “NO COMPUTERS IN BEDROOMS.”
It’s been a long day, and a good – if weird – one. Goodnight!