Move in and the first few days

Wow, it’s strange to have a free moment. I have about 15 minutes, so let’s do this.

So I moved in on Wednesday and I’m glad to report that all of my worries about college and getting in here right and finding my way around, were completely unjustified. Does this mean I haven’t gotten lost a thousand times? No. Not even close. But with every time I’ve gotten lost, I’ve either met someone new (safely of course) or found a beautiful part of campus. I think I even found my thinking spot yesterday. There is a little bench on the corner of campus that overlooks a lake. It sits under a tree and is wide enough for me to sit criss-cross applesauce and because of fountain the university has placed in the water, the sounds of the roads and campus construction are all but eliminated. (Pictures to come later)

The first week “Lion Camp” has been interesting. On the first day, the brilliant little clumsy me stood in an ant pile and got lovely little bumps all up my right ankle and leg; if that’s the worst thing that happens to me in my first days of college, I have to say I’m doing pretty well.

Being away from home for the first time is difficult, but I’m coping pretty well. I honestly haven’t had the time, which I suppose is the best way to be for a little while.

I lucked out on my roommate. She is the coolest person and I couldn’t ask for more. (Example: we built a tower with Godzilla on the top out of letter mat tiles) I know so many people who come home and don’t even talk with their roommate and I managed to get one that is incredibly compatible on all aspects of the roommate agreement. In our dorm we have the answer to life (42), and she brought so many brilliant board games and together we have already thrown our first successful college party (complete with kool-aid and She’s the Man).

On the writing side of my life, well, it hasn’t started yet here. I’m still working on a schedule to work that complies with my school schedule.

Classes start on Monday and I’m pretty sure I know where my classes are and I am incredibly excited. I’ll keep you updated as I know more.

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Packing up my life

I move into my dorm a week from today. The feeling is interesting. I’m excited, but I’m also terrified. I have lived in my current home for 15 years and so everything I know is in this house and in this town. I feel like this is common for new incoming freshmen and I’m trying not to freak out. The point is, I’m packing up my room and it’s incredibly daunting. I’m starting serious packing today so I’m not freaking out next Tuesday when I have to load the car and I still have 17,000 things still laying around.

Of course, all of this is happening during Write On Con, which if you are an author or writer or just curious, I highly recommend it. There is a lot of content and because it’s online, the scheduling is flexible to whatever schedule you have going today. http://www.writeoncon.com <– check it out. I had already packed my office, and I had to unpack it to get my legal pad so I could jot down some notes. It’s an incredibly exciting experience regardless of where you are in the writing world, from seasoned author to beginning scribbler, there is something for everyone in every genre and target audience.

Goals for this week:

-finish packing

-deliver all books by Friday so I don’t have to worry about them getting damaged

-clean car (my goodness it’s a mess)

-sleep a little bit to give myself a cushion at start of semester

-get the most out of Write On Con (schedule below)