September 01, 2011

First Day

The first day of school is always kind of nerve wracking.
Did I do a good enough job remembering where my classes were from yesterday's walk around campus? When I scheduled my classes, did I leave enough time to get from place to place and enough time to get something to eat?
Did I have anyone to eat with...or would I be a loner?
As a college freshman, it's both better and worse than in high school. In high school (or at least, at my school), all of my friends and I had the same lunch block. In college, classes are self-scheduled and you don't always have lunch with your roommate or with your other friends.
In high school, the classes were all in the same building, and the maps would show classrooms and classroom numbers. In college, classes are all over campus in multiple buildings, and maps show buildings, but never classrooms. In high school, the farthest distance you had to cross between classes was the length of the building. In college, the farthest distance you have to cross between classes is the length between the two farthest buildings you have classes in.
What I'm trying to say, though, is that the first day is the first day. Whether it's the first day of school, first day of work, first day of any other sort of engagement, we all go through the same anxieties. Eventually, we find what works for us and settle in...until the next new challenge, of course.
As my housefellow said, a situation is only as awkward as you make it. Take time to meet someone new, no situation is too awkward as long as you say it isn't.
Off to be (not) awkward,
Little Star

No comments:

Post a Comment

Something to say? Comment here!