So, I have officially been a legitimate student at Ohio University for a full semester. Coming from Cincinnati, a decent sized city, I thought I would struggle a bit. However, I was wrong Athens, Ohio is small and there’s no way around that, but I love it here. I mean we could use a Panera but other than that it’s pretty good. I really thought I would be cooped up in my dorm room missing my family, but I haven’t. Of course I miss my family but I just feel like it’s my time to shine and I’m not dwelling on the fact that I won’t see them everyday.
I just feel like I belong here, everyone is so welcoming and inclusive, and I think that’s helped me as well. I will definitely be going home a good amount so that I can work because your girl here can’t stop shopping *insert crying face here* and it’s a good excuse to see my family, friends and to take a shower without flip flops on!
But I don’t feel sad, I’m okay and I’m happy here in Athens for the time being, I’m just excited for the future! I have made fantastic friends who I will really miss over break, although some live in Cincinnati. My classes were great, it’s so nice to actually take classes I’m interested in and that pertain to my career. When people say college is WAY different than high school, they aren’t lying. There’s no drama and no one cares what you’re doing. If you want to dress for class or wear sweats it’s up to you and no one looks at you weird for doing so. It’s pretty amazing, there’s no judgement and it makes me wish I could’ve skipped high school! Anyway thank you all for tuning into my first semester of college reflection. I hope you enjoyed!