My First Modern Class!!

So my first modern class was actually yesterday but I didn’t get to post because I was too busy with Turkish homework. But it was pretty fun. It also kicked my butt because after a summer filled with nothing but essentially sitting on the couch – I am way out of shape!!

So I’m a little sore today. The hardest part was the warm up because it was mostly aerobic activity and that’s what’s suffered the most from my lack of activity. But the rest of the class was fairly easy-going. We did a sashay combination that, technically, I found very easy. However I realize that I still need to work on injecting myself into the dance. I watched the girl our teacher pointed out and she was much more expressive. I guess that’s something that comes with experience.

Also our teacher is from Sweden – if I remember correctly. Somewhere over there. But she speaks really easy to understand english so communication shouldn’t be a problem. I also think I may have made an acquaintance in the class. We did lots of group stuff and she was in my group.

I must tell you about the falling exercises we did though. Right now the technique emphasis is on Humphrey and she was all about falling and catching yourself. So we practiced falling forwards and backwards. I fell on my butt twice while practicing the backward falls. My teacher seemed excited though. I guess because I was “pushing-the-limit” so to speak. I just thought is was funny. And it hurt a little bit.

But I think this class will be fun. I still haven’t made it to the gym yet (which will help with modern) because I’m waiting for my body to adjust to all the walking I’ve been doing. That’s how out of shape I am. Not to mention I live on the fourth floor of our building and the stairs are killing me. Also, my homework for modern is to practice doing a handstand. Not like actually doing one, but just practicing the movement.

But to recap on my other classes, Turkish has been a pretty good, fun class. Everyone in there seems pretty nice and sociable. There is a guy who keeps talking to me after class and it’s kind of annoying because I think he might like me and I don’t like him. But anyways, my american politics class sounds like it will be a fun class though a little challenging. I’m thinking that will be my class with the most writing. And my econ class so far sounds like a repeat of everything I learned in highschool. Which hopefully means it should be easier.

And so there you have it. It’s day 3 of classes and tomorrow’s the weekend. I’m going to go to Lowe’s so I can buy some pots and dirt for our free plants we got from catholic people at the involvement fair. Oh! This post could go on forever telling y’all about everything I’ve done the past week. But I’ll stop here. Maybe I’ll catch y’all up on welcome week a little later.

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All Moved In!!

So I am officially moved in to OSU now. I feel bad because right now there’s a “party” going on downstairs and I’m up here in my room by myself writing this. I’m just not very good at being social. I’m sure I’ll make friends eventually, but it won’t be instant.

So today actually went very smoothly. Check in was a breeze. My bed loft was already set up like it was supposed to be. Granted we had to move some furniture around to fit my tastes but my room is mostly how I want it. The walls are rather barren but I’ll be fixing that as soon as possible. My parents hung out with me most of the day, on account of the fact that this is the last time they’ll see me until Christmas. I felt kind of lame, but at the same time, I was sad to see them go.

My roommate and I seem to be getting along pretty well. There’s a really social girl opposite our room who I think has befriended us, but of course she’s befriended everybody.

It’s funny to me. People say I sound southern, but I don’t hear an accent at all. I guess that’s how it is in Ohio. Most people up here sound normal to me, but I guess I don’t sound normal to them. I was thinking being up here would tone down my accent, of course it’s only been one day, but still…..I don’t think I sound that southern, except for an occasional y’all.

But I don’t have much else to say. Other than moving in, today has been pretty uneventful. I’m not feeling homesick yet, though I’m sure I will be in a couple of days. Right now it just feels like summer camp.

Leaving Tomorrow

Tomorrow I leave for Ohio. It’s a bittersweet moment. I’m excited to finally be going off on my own, but at the same time I’m sad to leave everything that is familiar (especially my cat!)

It wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t going so far away from home. I can’t go home and visit on the weekends. If I have a problem my parents can’t be there to offer help. I’m moving to a city where I know no one. It’s intimidating.

I think it will be good for me though. I’ve been a “home-body” my entire life and going this far away from home will force me to be more social and develop my independence.

I’m hoping I didn’t bring too much stuff. It looks like a small amount piled up in the back of our SUV. My dad says it’s a lot, though it’s a lot less than what my sister brought when she went to college. I just hope I’m able to make my dorm room feel as much like home as possible.

Hopefully I won’t cry too much. And hopefully Sunday goes smoothly. Right now it’s kind of hard to comprehend what’s happening. I feel like it’s happening to somebody else. I’m sure reality will set in once my parents say their final goodbye and I’m all alone.

I’ll blog more once I’m all moved in to my dorm. Right now I’m so exhausted from packing today. It’s been a long day. Hopefully I didn’t forget anything.

But I’m really going to miss my cat.

Not Blogging for OSU

The email came today, the one I was half expecting. I got turned down to be a blogger for OSU. It’s not a big deal. I still have this blog, plus I have another potential blogging opportunity lined up.

I guess I’ll find out who “won” when they start blogging. I can’t help but wonder why anyone was chosen over me. Sounds egotistical doesn’t it?? Haha. I just thought I had pretty good entries and a really unique perspective on attending OSU. But you can’t win ’em all.

I’ll probably be glad I didn’t get it in the end. Now I don’t have to worry about the pressure that’s comes with blogging for a huge university and trying to make sure I write the “right” thing, you know – not offensive to anyone.

Oh well…

Finally Home

So I’m finally home from Orientation. It was definitely an adventure of some sorts.

The ride up was uneventful, just 12 hours of trees and highway and twisty, turny mountains. So on to day one…

I have to respect my parents for putting up with me at the start of the day. I woke up irritated because I had gotten all of 3 hours of sleep (because my mom snores!!). Then, I was further aggravated that after walking all the way to our check in at Morrill Tower, we had to walk immediately back to our hotel to get all my stuff so I could move into my dorm for the night. But I survived the ordeal and we went on to the opening session.

I was mortified to learn I would have to sit separate from my parents, and worse off, I was stuck between two guys I didn’t know (not that I knew anybody there period). Actually, one of the guys proved the be pretty social and after the opening session, I met another guy who I walked with. I quite enjoyed their company (though I doubt I’ll ever see them again since they are completely different majors and scholars programs than me).

I can’t say I was enthused about lunch. I ate it with my scholars group, and much to my dismay – there appeared to be nobody with which I could relate. I’m not good at forced socialization, or socializing at all. It takes me about a week before I can even develop some sort of substantial acquaintance. We played awkward games and then went on tours. Much to my luck, I found out my dorm for the fall has no air conditioning. Apparently it’s not really needed up there in Ohio, but being from Georgia, the idea of no air conditioning seems like a crime to me.

I took my foreign language test, did surprisingly well actually. Managed to acquire 10 free credit hours because I scored pretty high. I got my Buck ID and hallelujah!! It’s actually a good picture – even after running across campus to make it to the office before it closed.

Let me tell you. I was hurting by the end of day one. I haven’t done that much walking, or that much physical activity, in a long time. Plus, I chose fashion over comfort, so my feet arches were seriously hurting. I passed out as soon as a got horizontal on my bed. Unfortunately, that means I forgot to set my alarm….

I told my room-mate that I was setting an alarm for 5:30. I guess she didn’t think it was her job to wake me up when 5:30 came and went. My parents were supposed to be at my dorm at 8:00 to help me pack up my stuff and bring it back to the hotel. Breakfast ended at 8:15. I was planning on eating breakfast at 7:00. Guess when I woke up?? 6:50. That day I found out I do not in fact need an unholy 2 hours to get ready. I did what normally takes me 2 hours in about 45 minutes. Yeah!!

But anyways, the main point to day two was to schedule my classes for fall. I am SO excited about my fall schedule. Everything worked out just as I wanted. It was nowhere near as stressful or scary as I thought it would be. So here’s my schedule: I have my mandatory Arts & Sciences Survey class on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:18 pm. I have Turkish! (half the reason I chose Ohio State) Monday though Friday from 9:30 to 10:18 pm. (Apparently, you are supposed to be able to walk anywhere on campus in under 12 minutes). I have Freshman English (which is subject to change based on my AP scores) on Monday & Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:18 pm. I’m taking Microeconomics (which is a prerequisite for a lot of my major classes). I have two days of lectures (the class can have up to 600 people in it!! Though as of right now there are only 200 something) on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:18 pm. Then I have a recitation (which is like a smaller discussion group) on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:18 pm. And guess what?!?! I have a modern dance class!! On Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

I am so very happy with my schedule because I got my Turkish and my dance in there. My Turkish class promises to be small. As of my signing up, there were only 7 other people signed up!! But anyways, I hope that long list of my schedule didn’t bore you too much.

But those are basically the main important things that happened at orientation. I got my first blister ever from walking so much (I know that’s hard to believe since I did pointe work) and I managed to get sunburned (hooray pale skin!!).

Also, I must admit that after day one, I was feeling a little discouraged about the people I had met. They were all great people, I just didn’t really meet anyone (other than those 2 guys on day one) that I really felt I could be friends with. I’m sure that will change once fall comes around. I’ll still give everyone a chance. But I think part of the reason I was feeling so discouraged it because I haven’t been around that many girls in years!! These past couple of years, most of my friends have been guys. It’s like I’ve completely forgotten how to interact with girls. They’re an entirely different species.

But after day two was over, I was again feeling confident in my choice of school and major. Especially after having a conversation with one of my friends who goes to UGA, I knew I had chosen to best school for me. Now I’m counting down the days until I can go back to Ohio State again, next time for good. I know I’ll miss Georgia in some ways, but I just can’t wait to start living as a real Ohio State student.

I know these upcoming years will be some of the best in my life.

Blogging for Ohio State??

I just applied to be a blogger for Ohio State. I really hope I make the cut – though I have to wait until after June 27 to find out.

Obviously anyone who follows this blog knows how much I love to blog and write. If you’ve got a subject you’re interested in, chances are I’ve made a blog about it!! I provided them with a link to this blog so hopefully they like what they see. I had to answer 4 short answer questions and write 2 sample blog posts. I hope I did well!! My mom always tells me I’m a good writer. Let’s hope she’s right!!

I don’t know if it was a disadvantage to stay up till 1:40 AM filling out the form and writing responses but I didn’t want to sleep until I’d submitted an application. Besides, night’s when I do most of my blogging anyways – I think that’s when I’m at my best!!

But wish me luck!! I really hope I make the cut. I would really love to be a blogger for Ohio State. But don’t worry, even if I do become a blogger for OSU, I’ll still definitely keep up this blog. Even if I never dance again in college, dance will always be a huge part of my life. Maybe this blog will morph into a blog about Columbus’s arts scene?? Wouldn’t that be interesting?? I don’t know. Hopefully I find a way to balance dance with all my other interests and passions.

And by the way, I turned 18 two days ago. Yay me!! I was supposed to buy my celebratory lottery tickets last night but I forgot. Oh well, it’s not a big deal. I’ll just buy them some other time. I didn’t have any cash on me anyways.

This is a very short post but expect another more elaborate one in the next day or two. Writing all this stuff reminded me of tons of other things I have to say!! But now, it’s 1:50 AM and I’d really like to go to bed.

Haha. So wish me luck. And more importantly, pray that they like this blog!! I’d hate for them to read this blog and it totally turn them off from “hiring” me. I think I do a pretty decent job as an 18 year old blogger. I’ve certainly read much worse on the internet. ^_^

Just a Quick Update :)

So I was just sitting here thinking:

“I haven’t posted in a while.”
“Well that’s cuz nothing interesting happens anymore.”
“That’s not true!!”

And I realized that plenty of interesting stuff has happened since I last posted.

First off, I don’t know if I ever mentioned it before, but I applied to *The* Ohio State University….and here’s the exciting part: I got accepted!! I’m very excited to be going to Ohio and going to college there. I can’t even begin to imagine all the adventures I’ll have.

Also, I applied to be a part of the Scholars program there as well. I won’t find out if I got accepted to that until sometime in…March I believe.

But here’s the other exciting thing: I think I may be able to take some ballet and pointe classes while in college. This is great since we can’t afford to pay for dance classes at a studio.

But I’m on Christmas break now, which means my studio director has started observing class in order to start casting for our next and biggest performance: The Roar of Love. And I’m quite excited because tonight when he observed, I did well. So hopefully this means good things for me. :)

But yeah, that’s just a quick little update on everything so far. I know I don’t post on here as often but that’s because I get distracted with school and what not.

I’ll try and remember in the future. ^_^

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