Truth be told, I still haven't finished unpacking! When you bring home two car loads, it can definitely be overwhelming and you can lose your mind like *that*. Thankfully, I was able to leave cleaning supplies, dishware, my mattress topper and mini fridge with my roommates who will be in Duluth over the summer. I honestly don't know where it would go. Something I continually heard from multiple people while moving out, "How did I accumulate so much stuff over the year?!?" When you move into the apartments, it's not like dorm life. Someone needs to bring a microwarve, a toaster, a dishrack, actualy dishes, cooking utensils, pots and pans, I could go on forever. Because I was the only non-international student in my apartment, guess who brought all of the above? So people bring all of that stuff the first week of college, but what about holiday decorations you pick up? What about that inflatable animal that you got from a 56 nights event? What about all the FOOD you bring back that you never finished eating? All those things now go home with you too! When you go home, it's a total struggle trying to figure out where exactly to put all of it, because a lot of it is a double of what your parents already have. I love living on campus because of the accessability, but I really can't wait to have my own house where I don't have to move out every 8ish months.
My biggest regret from college is not trying more of the activities and experiences that were available to students. The great rock wall at CSS, that I didn't utilize. The epic ski trips to Utah through outdoor pursuit, blue crew school spirit events, learning another language. If you're even slightly curious about something in college. Give it a shot even if you don't know anyone.
Apparently today is Thursday (who would've known, not me), which means it's been two weeks since school ended. What have I done? Well... Nothing much... When you come home from college during any holiday break, you can break into your old habits very fast. So when I came home, I started staying up until I couldn't keep my eyes open, only to wake up by 11 or so the next day. At first, my parents thought I definitely deserved some rest. However now, they are starting to get really crabby. The summer after your freshman year tends to be very carefree; you want to catch up with hometown friends and be as lazy as possible. After your second year of college, something changes. You may have a few weeks (or some times even days) to just relax and be peaceful, but most of it is spent working or whatever that books up the majority of your time, whether it be interning, studying abroad, etc. Some of your friends, or maybe even you, will stay in your college town over the summer, really limiting getting to bond with hometown friends. Some of my best friends are in other states, while the others are working a lot. Starting Monday, my summer course begins. A week after that I move in for Upward Bound, and then after UB ends I'll be going to California. All on top of finding time to relax. Life eh?
Sometimes grades are mistaken. One of my classes gave me the incorrect grade but double checking gave me my real grade that I had in the class. I am glad that I checked because everyone makes mistakes.
Hooray! I have homework due today and yesterday I got my online book. I was so worried because missing homework can hurt one's grade. That being said, I have the tools necessary to succeed in my homework.