Happy New Year!
I would just like to say that I marked the official start of classes at 11:35 a.m. when I…didn’t walk into my Spanish Lorca class on time. Instead those beautiful seconds full of hope and wonder were spent walking awkwardly up and down the hallway with the freaking campus map in front of my nose just trying to figure out if I was even in the right building. Seriously. There should be a language course taught just to master all the building codes.
Well, anyway. The first day of classes was a lot more hectic and complicated than I had expected it would be. And this all actually started a day ago, when I didn’t win the lottery for ANY of my English classes. Which meant I was up for three hours just trying to find some suitable and interesting class that I could take on Tuesdays and Thursdays that would not interfere with my plans of having Fridays off. And I found one! It’s just that all this stuff is swimming in my head, and I can’t seem to really get anything straight.
But I do have to say: I am not afraid to flaunt my textbook–shopping prowess.
So, in honor of this New Year, I decided to make a Resolutions/Goals List. So here goes…
1. Become a master jay-walker. So any college campus will consist of various roads and traffic. The sign of a true college student (as opposed to a freshman who walks around with a campus map and freshman handbook) is that he or she walks fearlessly into the road, recognizing the perfect opportunity to jay-walk.
2. Stay ahead in my studies. I really think that is self-explanatory. Though you can totally understand my priorities seeing that jaywalking comes first on the list.
3. Expand the breadth and depth of my reading. I tend to read only certain genres/subjects of books. I just want to be a bit more…um, cultured in the things that I read and my literary knowledge.
4. Read the news more. Like, lots more. I’m in college now, and should really know these things.
5. Write more often. My goal is to really push myself this semester.
6. Eat in all the dining halls. Seriously, this will be an interesting thing to do. My university has over 13 dining halls. No joke. Lunch today, I went to a very secret one at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life—no lines, great food and you don’t have to be Jewish! They are so nice. I spent like an hour and a half there.
I’m sure I’ll thin of more resolutions later on, but for now I’m a bit busy. I ‘m really trying to get an on-campus job, and I’ve signed up for seven….just haven’t secured one yet and I’m really freaking out.
Also, note to self: order textbooks before the start of class, even if there is a two-week shopping period where you don’t even have to commit to any class. College book stores always have them overpriced, so Amazon is any student’s best bet.
I’ll be much more savy of all this next semester. (Let’s hope)
Oooh. and new latest obsession. So glad there isn’t a Free People near campus. This is just so pretty and I would never be able to afford it. Whenever I see something like this, I vow to become a millionaire when I grow up. How I will become a millionaire, I have no idea.
Until next time…
WAIT. Did I mention one of my potential class’s professors is the most hilarious Italian man. Just saying.