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So, College

It’s even better than I expected.

College is the one thing I’ve been looking forward to for over a decade–yes, since I was only three or four–and it is everything I expected it to be with more to come. From intellectual fulfillment to a social life unlike anything I’ve experienced before to taking care of myself without older adults nagging at me for every little thing–this is the life I had been looking forward to and putting in long hours for.

Sometimes, it still feels surreal, as if none of this is really happening because it’s too good (and a little too fast after all these years) to be true. The transition seemed to be seamless, but not everything is what it seems to be–there are still days when I have to remind myself–I’m on my own now, I’m in college, this isn’t high school, and it’s not even like high school.

I actually have to take care of myself now–make sure I eat when I should, the right amount, wash my own clothes, dishes, navigate in a new city (maps and life), and all the other little things that I never seemed to pay attention to before when my family was around me practically 24/7. But it’s always the little things that make all the difference–they make me work harder, they make me grow, and learn more about what real life is all about with little baby steps at a time. And every step, I enjoy.

The experience is only just beginning, but I honestly can’t wait to see where it all goes. It’s weird that it hasn’t even been a week since college began, yet I feel like I’ve already grown tremendously–imagine what a semester would do, a year, four years (?!). It seems crazy–I haven’t even joined a bunch of extracurricular activities yet.

I have, however, had a ton of freedom–way more than I’m used to (I come from the old tiger parent type of family–look up tiger mom if you don’t know what I mean). I’ve gotten to have so much fun with my new friends already (no, I don’t party), and I can’t wait to see what’s to come if this is only the beginning–barely a week.

By the way, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much–I’ll probably start doing something more like one post a day instead of my usual 2-3 posts per day because college (and taking care of myself) is very time-consuming of course. However, I am still very very committed to this blog, and now that things are settling down, I will definitely try my best post one new post per day (sorry about some of the recent recycled posts). If I skip a day, I’m super sorry. I really don’t want to… I’ll try my best!

Also, because I feel like I need to say this more often: thank you so much for reading and supporting me in whatever way, whether that be a like, follow, or glance! It means a lot, really. You guys (in the general sense of the word guys) and the color orange make me so happy.

Starting College

This Saturday, I’ll be doing something I’ve worked many long years to do–moving into my dorm at UC Berkeley. Hallelujah! I’m finally moving out (about time), and I can’t wait to embark on the new journey that is college, all the while keeping up with my daily posting on this beloved blog of mine.

As I said on my About page, “I started this blog as I started college because I wanted to try something new and different to parallel the new and different journey I was embarking on into the mysterious world of early semi-adulthood.” Alas, the adventure part of this blog will finally start (though poetry will still be the majority of the writing on here).

I can’t wait to move into my dorm, which I just got pictures of today (from one of my roommates) and share the experience with you all! I’ve already been there for orientation, so I know what the campus is like. However, I was living in a dorm different from the one I was assigned to for the year, which is actually much prettier and more spacious (woo!), so I’m excited to see it in person. I already know one of my roommates since she’s a close friend who went to my high school, but the other one is a second-year. I haven’t met her yet, but she seems nice as far as I can tell from talking over social media.

I’ve packed two backpacks full of things so far… The only other stuff I need to bring is clothes and bedding, which is pretty easy to pack. Oh, and my laptop and printer. I can’t wait! I can’t believe how many times I’ve said I can’t wait. There are a ton of events in the first month of college, and I’m planning to attend at least 75% of them, so I’ll probably talk about those on here too.

Sorry if I bore you with my life over the course of this, uh, blog time(?), haha, but I guess you’ll have to deal with my college and life ramblings starting now! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this part of my blog as well as the creative writing parts (I could always tone down the number of these types of posts or improve my storytelling if you guys hate it *sad face*).

And of course, if there’s anything you relate to, anything you have to say about my experiences, if they remind you of your experiences, if you have advice, or… whatever else is in your head, go ahead and comment! I’d love to hear about anything you have to say and talk with you!

P.S. Interestingly, the biggest problem so far is the fact that my mother doesn’t like the mini-fridge/microwave placement because of cancer and explosions or something.