Five months later than planned, but I am finally at WT!
Moved in Friday to the dorms; my roommate is a sophomore and highly regarded by many people at WT. We have gotten along well and went to a concert and movie theatre to see “Lone Survivor” with her and friends. But living with someone else that you have never met before is weird… Especially when you are used to waking up at 7 am and she doesn’t get up until much later.
The move to Texas has been much harder on me mentally than expected. At the beginning of August, I was ready to be a college student, go somewhere brand new where I knew no one, and start my life after BV. But the last four months has greatly affected me emotionally. For four months, my parents were by my side and I never had to go at anything alone. Now, I am embarking on this journey of college, with my parents support from eight hours away. Thankfully they are spending the weekend here to be here for me. They are leaving tomorrow to head back to Colorado. I have an Honors meeting, so will have something to do, to take my mind off of not having them here.
It is amazing how having someone you know on a personal level in the same room as you, even if you’re not talking, is comforting. For the past four months I have been with my parents, minus a weekend they would go to Hotchkiss or an afternoon I’d spend with friends. Now, they won’t be with me. Physically. They are a phone call away but it is not the same as having them there with you.
This goes for any person you know. Not just a parent.
Once school starts in full swing of classes and such, things should pick up and go smoother. At least that’s what I have been told and hope comes true. As my father reminded me: this is my dream (to be a student at WT) and I am finally able to live my dream. So I am pushing forth and see what my first semester of college brings me