College Update: Where I’m actually going

College Update: Where I’m actually going

Hello Interwebs! It seems that you guys really liked the sort of informal type blog post so I thought I’d make another one. Recently, I posted about my college acceptances and how I was going to commit to ASU. However, not even a week after that I got some pretty earth shattering news that (thankfully) changed where I could go to college.

I visited Arizona State for their “Admitted students day” earlier this month and loved the campus. It was huge, modern buildings mixed in with some old brick ones, and it was surrounded by lots and lots of things to do. On the downside, It was 91 outside and my pale skin was taking a beating. My dorms were a 3o minute walk ( with many stops for directions) from where I would be taking a majority of my classes. After taking the tour, walking the campus, and meeting some of the people I could potentially be taking classes with; I realized that I was almost depressed to have that school as my only option. I loved the campus and it seemed really nice but the people and the atmosphere weren’t anything near what I was looking for.

For those of you that don’t know, ASU is a known “Party School” and the students really show it. Just scrolling through the Class of 2021 facebook page, it was hard for me to find anyone that I had even a sliver of anything in common with. On the way home from Arizona I became more and more depressed. Was this the place I would have to go? Would I hate it so much that I would want to come home after the first semester?  I really didn’t want to do it but at that point, it seemed it was my only option.

A few days after I got home I got the incredible news that I got accepted into my first pick, The University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington. As you can imagine, I cried. A few minutes later I found out that I got a 14,000 dollar scholarship, in which more tears ensued. Of course the next day I accepted. I immediately looked at the facebook page and almost everyone on the page was someone I could easily be friends with. Nerds, gamers, artists, and writers; my people. I was so put at ease knowing that I was blessed enough to be able to go a school I could put my heart into.

So my message to you, one, don’t be discouraged if you feel you are out of options. Maybe something awesome will come through. Two, you will be placed where you are meant to be and regardless make the most of it.

Sorry about the long post but I hope it was interesting. Now that school is slowing down a little, expect more blog posts!

Stay Happy

Lia

 

3 More Months: Thoughts about going to college

3 More Months: Thoughts about going to college

Hello, interwebs! Today I just wanted to do a more casual, less structured blog post talking about my thoughts about getting ready to start college. In most recent events, I got accepted to 2 of my colleges and got a rather large scholarship for one, which honestly was a total surprise to me and just goes to show anyone can do it. After receiving that news I have started to look at my decision a little more seriously as it is right around the corner. Since I can’t really turn down scholarship money it looks like I’ll be committing to Arizona State University sometime in the next week.

That being said, there are some serious thoughts that go around such a time in your life. At first, I was really worried about even getting into a college at all. But now that that anxiety is more than dealt with there is this almost awkward sense of peace. For my fellow anxiety people, this sense of calm is usually very unsettling. However, this isn’t. After living most of my life fully believing that something like this would never happen, having it happen is the most gratifying thing. Not only to prove to people that I am capable of such and achievement but to prove to myself that I can actually do it.

Looking toward the future there are other things now that are starting to preoccupy my thoughts. Worries about roommates, hot Arizona weather, finding a way to eat and not gain the “freshman 15” ( when I despise working out), and most importantly my relationship turning long distance.

It’s something we have worried and hated talking about since we started dating at the beginning of this year. It isn’t so much a lack of trust, but a wonder if what we have will last over state lines. It really is a scary thing to think about. However, looking at the past 6 months we have been together I think we will be just fine.

If you aren’t a high school senior but you know someone who is, be nice to them right now. All we want is for people to tell us that we can make it on our own and we won’t screw it up somehow. Parents, I don’t care how much your child says they don’t want to hang out with you ( unless you are just a bad parent) hang out with them as much as you can, because you will miss each other when they are gone.

That’s about it for today. Sorry about the length but I think some people will find things like this rather interesting. If anyone else has similar feelings and questions email me! I’d love to talk to other seniors. Also, if you are also committing to ASU email me too! Who knows we could be future dorm mates.

Stay classy as always,

Lia