It was fine. In fact, the night that I wrote that last post, I went to an orientation panel where all the PC’s (Peer Counselors) basically told us that they had the same feelings as me. Some of them didn’t even meet their friends until after freshman orientation.
As you can tell, I’m feeling better. I have met a really special friend, and some other really great friends who make me feel happy every day!
There isn’t much time for me to write, but I can’t wait to tell you about my ‘college experience.’
-Get a bike. Your legs will thank you!
Alright, I really have to go and finish my essay.
Reslife contacted me today. They’ve fixed everything, and now I have a single! This is better than anything I could ever hope for 😀 (I mean, who knows. It could have smelly bathrooms or low wifi, but it’s only 3 weeks. I’m so thankful.)
When I say it’s only three weeks, I better explain myself: I decided to be a commuter student, but my college has a freshman orientation program where everyone must live on campus for three weeks. There’s also a one-week freshman thing during winter break as well.
Other News: I just finished a 4-day photography camp, and I had so much fun. I’m definitely out of the dumps.
Sometimes friends make you feel better 🙂
It’s that terrible time, where I must now turn down all colleges I won’t be attending.
And it’s hard because one of those colleges was actually my favorite. But in the end, it’s what one can afford that determines one’s college decision.
Sure, I love the college that I am choosing (Bard) but I am also sad that I couldn’t accept the offer of my favorite college (Williams). In my opinion, a college should not accept someone if they don’t meet that student’s financial need. Crazy, I know.
I’m fine, though. I’m at peace, and I am so happy and proud to have gotten into the colleges that I did. Some people do not have that opportunity.
I also have the advantage of really knowing Bard from the inside, since I have been taking classes there for two years, and I am absolutely sure that I will get a pretty equal education to Williams (except without the name). Williams also has a semester-at-sea program to which any undergraduate can apply, so I will definitely take advantage of that, hehehe.
I can’t wait to be a college student!!!
Today is a special day for me in so many ways. I can’t talk about what happened yesterday yet, (because I don’t want to jinx it) but a few days ago I got accepted to one of my colleges!!! And the very next day, one of my friends did too, so I’m very happy!
Anyway, I must go study before class, but here are some Valentine’s pictures I wanted to share with you:
A beautiful cutting I found on facebook. Part of an art competition for the Beautiful Creatures movie.
My Valentine’s Day present!!
Check out my other Valentine’s Day post if you haven’t already!
Happy New Year of the Snake! Today is officially the Asian new year.
-“Chúc mừng năm mới” means Happy New Year in Vietnamese.
-Favorite thing to do on the new year: make spring rolls with my mom 🙂
–Check out the rest of my snake cards!
3, 2, 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I’m sure we’re all pretty tired, so I’ll be quick!
-Go to sleep no later than 9:30pm every night. I know I will be happier in the morning.
-Do Sun Salutation every morning.
-Be more patient. With others and myself.
-Stop eating chocolate after dinner!
-Make an effort to dress fashionably, or be happy with how I dress.
-Study hard. This is the last lap!
-Vacuum room at least once a month. Come on.
-Let go of problems, or be dragged along 😀
-Stop complaining about First World Problems!!
I used to think that New Year’s was just about staying up late and counting down. It’s more than that… it’s like the sequel to Thanksgiving 😀 It’s a time to remind yourself of what you are thankful for, what could be improved, and how you will go about it.
Some many things happened to me this year. Like, I became a Cimorelli fan!!! ❤
I’ve learnt a lot of things about myself this year. This summer I spent three weeks at summer camp (my first stay away from home) and realized how independent I am.
I also met people who made me feel insecure about myself for the first time. This forced me to take stock of my true personality, and to remember all my beautiful aspects; I relearned how to appreciate myself.
I also met some amazing people who changed the way I see the world forever. These people strengthened my resolve to strive for fairdom.
I took two challenging college courses this past semester, and though I wanted to throw my hands up many times, I had an incredible support group (my family) and I realized how capable I am of working hard. Although it was a difficult thing to undertake, I grew two metaphorical inches because of it.
Most of all I learnt that this quote is true: “Everything will be alright in the end. And if it’s not alright, then it’s not the end.” And I might add that it’s also your attitude that determines the “alright-ness” of a situation. Tears don’t mean you’re losing.
2012 has been a truly transformative year, and I can’t wait for 2013.
Stay tuned for my New Year’s resolutions after midnight 😉