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I survived Welcome Week -- did you?

by Julia Borst

A little over a week ago, I wrote about having just two days left until we moved into our dorms and started our lives on campus. I wrote about my feelings of excitement, nostalgia and even a little fear of what the week to come would bring and how I would be able to handle it.  

Well, folks, that week is now over and I am happy to say that I survived Welcome Week. The first day we moved in was a little rough for me, just because we were so busy all that fay and I hadn't get adjusted to moving away from home and onto a college campus -- a campus that I now find easy to call "home." It was a little hard not to feel overwhelmed and a little homesick that day, what with all of the information that was being thrown at us combined with being so new to campus.  

After that first day though, I found that I wasn't really so homesick anymore. There were a couple of times that I felt overwhelmed (and as a result, homesick), but other than those few times, I really haven't been homesick here. I've found the word "home" slipping off my tongue more than once in reference to my dorm room. 

I am excited, if a little nervous, to start my classes today and get to know all my professors and fellow students. I can't wait to attend my first choir class and start learning the music, and I am even (surprisingly) looking forward to figuring out my homework schedule and when I will be sitting down and spending time studying or completing assignments.  

Now that Welcome Week is over, I find myself looking forward more than ever to my college education -- what it will bring me an where it will take me in the future.  

I survived Welcome Week -- did you? 

Photo Credit: Mike Neal  

Photo Credit: Mike Neal