It’s week three of college, and I’m finally settled in enough to be catching up on blogging again. It’s been a slightly rough transition on me, but now that I’m settled, it’s been getting much easier.
We didn’t get internet here until the day classes started, which was a little hard. The dorms are actually really nice, and mostly everyone here is really friendly. There’s no air conditioning, which as it’s northern Ohio, usually makes sense, but this summer has been hot, and the first week was miserable. It’s getting better now, we still have a couple hot days here and there, but fall is just around the corner, and it’s mostly on the cooler end now.
Week one, I was miserable. I was unhappy, homesick, resented and hated everything. Later in the week I started to develop extreme ear pain, and went to the nurse’s office on campus to find out I had a serious ear infection. Well, that explains that.
Week two onwards, things continued to be very difficult. I’m not allowed to say very much, besides that my roommate and I didn’t work out at all, and turned into a very bad situation. It also turned out that I was either allergic to Febreeze, my roommates perfume, or marijuana smoke (I wasn’t smoking it), and had a really severe allergic reaction. By yesterday, I was incredibly depressed, and it sparked a suicidal episode, though rather then try to ride it out, I went and got help. They quickly moved me into a single, as they felt I’d been through enough in two weeks and a single would be easier on me then another roommate. It’s also one of the first times I’ve ever had adults apologize for the situation, rather then tell me that it was my fault it didn’t work out, and said they’d talk with my roommate. I was very impressed, as I felt like they did care how badly I felt, and didn’t call me a baby, or anything like that. Already a step up from my high school.
And now, I’m in a single. I’m actually able to hang out in my own room! It’s amazing! On the bad side, I have some sort of flu bug, probably caused by the emotional stress of the weekend.
Classes have been going really well. I’m have English Education as my major, and as such, taking Concepts to Mathematics, English, Education, Intro to Speech, Freshman Seminar, and Intro to Political Science. At this point, I love going to class, more so then hanging around my dorm room. Going to class means I get to socialize and interact with people. On top of the, the topics are honestly interesting! It’s a dramatic change from high school, but a likable one.
What else to say. The school I’m going to makes meeting people very easy, and I’ve met many people, and have a lot of casual friendships. I also already am close friends with about two people. I’m not a person who opens up to a lot of people, so this is my usual pattern.
In the end, it’s been a great start. High school, while it’s good parts, left me feeling mostly alienated. Here, I feel like I belong.