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.