Thursday, August 23, 2012

it's getting better.

Hi guys! 

I'm back and totally feeling better than what I did when the last post was written. Classes have started, and I have gotten busy.

Here's the low down on what has been happening so far. 

I have now been on campus for about two weeks. Crazy! But I have!

I have found different clubs and groups that I am interested in, including the sign language club and a church group here on campus. I'm hoping those will make me feel more "at home". 

I have made some wonderful friends, including some girls across the hall from me. They are so fun.

So it has been getting a lot better. I am still homesick, but not as much as I was. Thank goodness! 

Well, I have been studying a lot. Outside, too since it has been super beautiful out. 

I'm a SPAA major, which explains why I will not have very much time to blog. I have to maintain a super high GPA and I'm stressin' out. But it'll be worth it in the long run. :) Not to mention I absolutely LOVE the class/major/profession. I also have a wonderful mentor helping me through it. 

I've made new friends with my hall mates! They are so fun and sweet! :)

Here is my side of the dorm. Hopefully I can give you a dorm tour soon!

I rode a bus for the first time. It was interesting to say the least. It took us 40 minutes to get to a mall that was 10 minutes away. Lol

We have a rock wall on campus. It's awesome. 

I am really enjoying my new umbrella for the nasty weather. 

Goin' out is fun too. 

And the walk to my classes is beautiful. :) In fact the whole campus is beautiful. I find myself outside more than I do inside. It's wonderful. 

So there we have it. That is what is going on with me right now. If you want to keep in touch follow me on Twitter!

Instagram? @sohirach

Monday, August 13, 2012

the eagle has landed.

Alright. I'm here.

Yesterday was my first day, and I am starting to already feel homesickness. 

It'll go away soon though I'm sure. 

At least I hope so, I'm not to keen on crying. all. And, I don't cry.

So many emotions just came at me at once, I didn't really get long enough to say goodbye to my parents and Skyping with Drew was a bust. But hey, it'll all work out in the end I'm sure. Hopefully.

It's just all so different. I come from having everyone I love around me to having no one. My roommate, Shayna is cool and everything, but she has family to fall back on while she is here, and she also has quite a few friends from highschool, so it's a lot easier for her. 

I do not know what I would do without telephones. We are so blessed now. 

But anyway, on to the subject of what I did yesterday.

I'm doing an "Early Start Program" which is basically a seminar you have to attend for 3 days for 3 hours and you get to move in before the hustle and bustle when all of the other freshman move in. I also get a credit. This all for 100 dollars. If you are going to be a future BSU student, I'd look into it. 

You can't get a credit for 100 bucks, so it's worth it. 

So I arrived at the school, unpacked everything from the car, checked into my hall, and brought everything up.

We were here before Shayna so that was good. We got the majority of our stuff out of the way and got my bed lofted. 

After that we went to eat at Pizza King and then to a pointless meeting that lasted about a half hour, then off to the dorm to organize.

We have most of the stuff done, Shayna has a few things to get organized but the majority is finished and I am thanking God. Haha it was hectic.

So all in all, it is an exciting time, but also nerve-racking and sad.

It's weird growing up. 

- Rach

Sunday, August 5, 2012


I'm moving in in a week today.


Lol, how exciting is that? But also with the excitement comes anxiety. I still have yet to read my book and write my essay for Freshman Connections (which I personally believe is a hoax and we really do not have to read this book), I have packed NOTHING, and my room is a mess due to the busy summer I have endured. You can say I'm not really prepared for leaving yet. 

You might be thinking, man, it seems pretty early for someone to move in. Well, I am doing this seminar thing where I get to move in 10 days before actual classes start. I figured it would be an easy way to learn the campus and a way to get a credit as well. 

But it's coming so fast. 

I'm anxious, excited, nervous, happy, stressed, and sad.

So many emotions. Lol

But one of the most important emotions that I am feeling is ready. (if that is in fact an emotion.)

I am ready to become independent

I'm ready to have my OWN schedule.

I am ready to make brand new friends.

I am ready to find out who I truly am.

I am ready to start the transition into "big girl life".

I'm ready to start living the life I have dreamed.

I'm ready for an adventure.

It'll be interesting to say the least, I can't wait.

- Rach