Hello everyone! I am super excited to be sitting down and finally writing a blog post about this huge change in my life that occurred exactly one week ago from today.
Last Friday, I moved into my new home at Penn State Harrisburg. I was extremely excited, but totally nervous too.
It took about two hours to drive up, traffic was pretty heavy that morning, and those two hours seemed like forever.
While I was driving my thoughts raced,
“What if I get super homesick this weekend?“
“What if my roommates don’t like me?“
Turns out, I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
My family, along with my boyfriend and family-friend Sara, made the transition on Friday so, so easy. They helped with every little thing, making sure I was comfortable and prepared. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect move-in day (besides my room getting so hot), so thank you to them – I love you all.
My three roommates are so lovely, each one different in their own unique way and I love their personalities. We all opened up to each other within days and have formed a solid friendship that I hope doesn’t fade away.
I did not realize how fully supported and loved I was until I moved in on Friday. My family (and extended family) really helped the transition by all the encouragement I got via social media, texts, and calls.
Yes, it was bittersweet saying goodbye to my family as move-in day came to a close, but this change is needed to better my future. I was so reassured after the countless dragonflies I saw buzzing around campus as I moved in. (I kinda miss my family teasing me each time they see a dragonfly)
And to answer your question, yes, I have loved my first week of college.
However, no – (I know what you are thinking) not because of parties, drinking or sleeping in – I love college simply because I am independent.
I love the ability to make my own schedule and do what works best for me. I have chunks of time in-between classes to get homework done, so I am not swamped each night with tons of work. There are so many reasons why I feel so content and happy with college.
I want to write more about my first week of college, with more in-depth topics such as my classes, dorm life, and independence – just got to find the time and brain power!
Be sure to stop by soon for more posts. Thanks for reading! 🙂