good reason this week, and it’s that I moved into college! I spent all last week running around
frantically, and then I left Saturday, moved in Sunday, and have been going nonstop since.
Despite my busy schedule, though, I’m loving college so far. I’m doing a special program
through my school that helps freshmen get acquainted with the campus and college in general,
so I haven’t had anything really hard yet, but what I’ve been doing is great!
Anyway, for those who may not know, I’m a huge fan of Gilmore Girls. It’s easily my
favorite television show. And in the episode in which Rory leaves for college, Lorelai does a
jaunty little walk, which she calls the “going off to college walk.” For some reason, possibly
because I watched it so many times, the going off to college walk stuck with me. So when I
moved in, I tried to embody the spirit of adventure and excitement. I hoped that in doing so, I
would be able to take on Lorelai’s confidence and start college off on the right foot.
Of course, college move-in day is not easy. There are people all over the place carrying
everything they own packed into boxes and all kinds of crazy things going on everywhere. But I
did my best to remain optimistic and confident that this would be a good thing, despite the fact
that my room was a mess and I had absolutely no idea where I was going most of the time. I’m
proud to say that after three days on campus, my room is mostly organized, and I know how to
get to at least four buildings (other than my dorm), without getting too lost.
To me, the going off to college walk shows what it means to be a college freshman;
you’re excited and dorky, and you have no idea what you’re doing, but you’re definitely excited
about it. I’m that freshman right now, but I’m certainly not alone. Every freshman I’ve
encountered thus far (which is a lot) seems just as jumbled up as I am. So really, it’s okay. Now,
if you’ll excuse me, I need to go do the walk some more because it’s actually super fun (really,
you should try it).