Well, it only took about 3 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days, but I'm completely done with my first semester of college!
Overall, I think it was a very good experience.
I got to:
- meet new people
- discover my campus
- meet interesting professors
- see shows
- go out to parties
- get a tattoo
- see "odd" campus demonstrations
- bond with my floormates
- get midnight Pizza X
- go to football and basketball games
- see distinguished visiting speakers' presentations
This was definitely an experience unlike any other I've ever had.
Coming to college, I thought I had an idea of what it was going to be like. I now know that hardly anything turns out like you expect it to be. For me, this is perfectly fine. I'm so happy to be a part of the Hoosier Nation.
With one semester under my belt, I now know what not to do, as well as what to continue doing. For example, it's not really a good idea to what until 11pm to start on homework (I only did this a few times, don't worry). But it's also a good idea to find different spots on campus you'd like to study. I know for me, I didn't really want to go to Wells because it's pretty crowded. Instead, I found an alternative spot on campus, and now I go there every time I want to get some work done. During FInals Week, I also found another spot on campus that hardly anyone knows about (at least I hope). Whenever you get a chance, go out and explore, you may find a place you can call your own.
For spring semester, I'm going to try and stay out on campus more.
Last semester, I only had one morning class. The rest of my classes didn't start until late afternoon, so from about 10-3, I was all by myself. Most of the time, I just took naps and worked on busy work. This semester, I changed my schedule around so I don't have that luxury; I'm hoping by doing so, it'll motivate me to study more. Now, I have three classes each day, from about 9-3:30, with a maximum of a two hour break in between. During this time, I'm not going to resort to heading back to my room, I'm actually going to stay on campus and study.
Although I believe each person has their own routine that works just for them, I thought I'd share my plans for next semester. I'm going to take what I've learned this semester and apply it to my future endeavours.
For now, with 3 and 1/2 weeks of break, I'm going to fly home, watch Christmas movies, and catch up on my sleep.