Hello again! I really enjoy writing these and I think they will be cool to look back on so I’m gonna try to keep this as an every other week thing and use it like a journal so I’m afraid my posts will always be kinda long because I might as well give all the important details.
So not too much has changed since I last wrote but I think I have a much greater sense of who I want to be in college and what my future will hold.
I’ve stared going to daily Mass, not every day, but I’m trying and there are like 10 different options of daily mass making it super easy and really giving me no excuse not to go.
I applied to be an ambassador and had a application and an interview that both have gone alright and I was just informed that I made it to the final round of applying: giving a mini tour to the admissions people (memorizing a script and all) this week, which I think is pretty exciting but like I’m also kinda freaking out.
I’m gravitating toward a different crowd than I have been hanging out with so now I’m floating in this awkward in between place (but like when am I not awkward.) This is defiantly causing more stress in my life than it should (especially with my friend Cat who has a psycho boyfriend who is trying to drive from Texas to DC to be with her but thats another story) and I know this is a little petty and will become irrelevant eventually but oh well.
Last weekend was Capital Fest and Royal Teeth and MisterWives played so that was super fun and I would highly recommend both bands but definitely liked Royal Teeth a lot more (my opinion was slightly swayed by the fact that MisterWives got very political.) There also were food trucks on campus which was great and we officially introduced Cat to American culture with some fried oreos.
I got to see the lovely play I told you all about that ended up being irrelevant to the classes that assigned us to go to it but it was definitely entertaining and gave everyone something to talk about (and a few nightmares.)
This Friday night Anna and I ended up having lots of people in our room which I informed you all I wasn’t super down for because I was pretty much drained from the week but Anna was super excited about it so we ordered pizza and everyone had the decency to leave at 3 and I eventually got some peace, quiet, and sleep.
Saturday I got to go to a free The Band Perry concert on a naval base where Cat’s dad is working. Once upon a time they were my favorite band and all I had wanted for my 13th birthday was their album and listening to their music again was kinda a blast from the past and they were better than I ever expected live. It was raining and we were outside on a muddy field but that somehow made the whole environment better and they mixed a lot of their songs with cover songs so you never knew what was coming next and it really was a concert I’ll never forget.
Parties here are pretty much all house parties but are hard to get into and kinda lame unless you know the people in the house or byob, or you have a fake and go to bars which for me is just too much effort and money so I generally opt to stay in when my friends go party (they usually come back sober and upset because the parties area bust anyway) and am working on befriending others who do the same.
My education class is really one of my favorite things here, but this past week they told us our options for us after graduation, which I’m apparently supposed to figure out now. It definitely confused and stressed me out but honestly also really made me really excited because becoming a teacher isn’t too far off and it gives me an idea of what I’m working towards (and have been working towards since like 6th grade.) Soooo everything seems a lot more real now and it has given me motivation for sure.
The building my history class is in is actually starting to fall apart and has foundational damage so our class has been moved the the law building and now I don’t have to run uphill to class anymore and its 1000 times closer to my other classes so I have no reason to complain and don’t have to worry about hiking through rain wearing shoes that are not weather appropriate (its the little things in life we should celebrate.)
Midterms are happening and because I strongly believe in productive procrastination I’m getting a lot of housekeeping type stuff done (and this post). I have also formed some study groups but in all of them so far I was taking things much more seriously than everyone else was and I think that next time I either need to loosen up or lose the group. I’ve only got one down and 5 to go over the next 2 weeks so we’ll see how this goes.
So I don’t know if it was the increasing stress, the intensifying unfamiliar weather, or the depressing realization that I may be spending Thanksgiving alone, but homesickness hit me pretty hard this week so now I’m doing my best to keep busy and stay distracted so I don’t dwell on the fact that I will not see anyone for basically 3 more months. So seriously if anyone ever wants to call or facetime or communicate in any way that’s convenient I’m always happy to make time and would really love to hear how you’re all doing.