EXPANDING MY CIRCLE

I have always considered myself to be a social person, but a lot of the social aspect stops at the environment I met the specific person. For instance, if I meet someone in class that I think is pretty dope I might talk to them a lot in class and have that thought, They would be…

GPA DOES NOT EQUAL INTELLIGENCE

One conversation I dread having at college is talking about the grade point averages people had in high school. It’s not that I’m embarrassed of my high school gpa, I just sincerely feel like it does not matter. I feel like basing any judgements on gpa just devalues any other accomplishments that person has made….

LEARNING NOT TO BE A PEOPLE PLEASER

I used to always try to please everyone around my and seek their approval for everything I did, but I’m trying not to do that now. I always feel super bad and insecure when I sense that someone doesn’t like me. Even now I struggle with feeling insecure about my personality and I fear that…

COLLEGE IS A GLORIFIED HIGH SCHOOL

In many ways, so far I’ve seen college as very similar to high school but with more opportunities. I mean this is basically every aspect socially, academically, and athletically. Socially I feel like it has the same components of high school. There is the drama, the few mean people and some cliques. I wish that…

MY WELCOME WEEK CONCERT EXPERIENCE: A$AP FERG

Last Saturday, during welcome week I went to my schools ASAP Ferg concert. Granted, I had no idea who ASAP Ferg was and had never heard any of his music before I heard about this concert, it was not the best concert I had ever been to. The show opened up with Respect the Bando,…

BALANCING FUN AND SCHOOL

For the past few days, I have been experiencing my first week of college. Granted, it was not really college yet, but only the welcome week, I had a lot of fun. It was almost a surreal experience. It felt like a summer camp that was forever going. Talking with my friends from back home, I realized…

MAKING FRIENDS IN THE FIRST WEEK OF COLLEGE

In college, there are there are three main categories of people, the hard core party people, the normal ones, and the very low-key people. I’d like to think I’m one of the normal ones but I have encountered people in every category so far in my college experience. Today I was away for the campus,…

MOVE IN DAY AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Today was my college move in day. It started off with my parents and I doing some last-minute dorm shopping and then finally after several trips to different shops coming to my campus to move-in. Moving in was a gruesome process. We had to wait an hour or so in a car line to move…

FIRST DAY IN WASHINGTON D.C

Yesterday, I spent 6 hours on a plane to Washington, D.C. On top of that, I lost three hours, so I basically spent 9 hours of traveling (not really, but you get what I mean). The good news is I am not very jet lagged but my sleeping schedule is still off. One thing about…