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I go back to college in 6 days (hooray for early move-in!) so I can unpack, get organized, and hang out before classes begin on the 21st. I keep having nightmares about school. You would think after surviving 17 first days of school (including pre-school) that I would be calm and relaxed by now, but nope.
For instance, I’ve dreamed that my dorm room turns out to be a dump! This makes no sense because my dorm will be re-opening for the first time after a year-long renovation. Another dream that I had was that my roommate and I didn’t get along. This is my second experience with a random roommate, but my first time with an international roommate. I haven’t gotten the chance to interact with her yet (and probably won’t until we both move in) and I’m a little nervous about the culture difference (She is from the Middle East and I’m a small-town Kentuckian.)
In my personal life, I’m hoping to become more involved at church and Bible study. For the past two years, I’ve always worn jeans, a t-shirt and sweatshirt, no makeup, and my hair in a ponytail or bun, so I’m hoping to change that and put more of an effort into how I present myself. I also want to make new friends, since I’m beginning to feel a bit ‘locked in’… and I don’t really have that many friends to begin with. Finally, I’m hoping to possibly begin dating, since I have limited experience interacting with guys.
For the first time in college, I’ve changed my schedule so that I work and do the majority of my studying during the week. This leaves my weekends open to go to Racer football games, enjoy the weekend at LBL, spend more time with friends, go home, or even… spend more time studying (which is what I’ll probably do!) But without a doubt, on Friday nights I won’t even think about studying. My Fridays consist of work straight to class straight to work and by 5 pm, I’ll be pooped! Plus, it will be nice to decompress and have some “me” time.
Maybe it’s just my personality, but I seem to do my best when I’m busy and practically over-scheduled. I always have great expectations for everything… maybe my motto for this semester should be “Expect the unexpected” 🙂