what you wish someone had told you about your first semester of college:
college is fun and awesome and wonderful, but first semester isn't all sunshine and rainbows and casually getting adopted by that group of cool hipsters.
especially if you’re me, and especially if you are maybe not as well-adjusted as you thought you were. change is a word that in theory, i am totally all about, but in reality terrifies me. you see, the thing is i like to know that if i’m going to starbucks to do homework, aubrey is hands down 100% going to be there too, or know exactly where i will sit and who will be there during break at school.
which is why i have no idea why i thought going to a university six hours away from home, in the middle of nowhere, on top of a mountain where i virtually knew no one, would be a good idea. but as it turns out, it totally was. i just had to get through the dreaded first semester.
of course it is not that bad at all and i’m being super dramatic, but i’ve compiled a list of things i wish someone had told me anyways.
and just like that first semester is over. you still have your doubts at this point, like maybe this school isn’t what i thought it would be, maybe it isn't right for me. then christmas break happens, and you realize that you miss your school and the weird people you have met there. then second semester starts, and you are driving back to a place you can now call home and you finally feel like like you are accepted and that you belong.
college is absolutely wonderful, guys. i hope everyone gets to experience it. remember that you chose that school for a reason, so give it a chance. you won’t regret it.
all my love & best of luck,
p.s. i go to sewanee: the university of the south, and if anyone is interested/has questions i would be more than happy to answer them (seriously i could drone on for days about sewanee. YSR!).
p.s.s. we didn’t rush till second semester and i would love to give advice/offer my opinion on that as well. it’s an awesome thing.
documenting the fun years.