Two​ ​days​ ​late!​ ​Awesome!​ ​I’m​ ​so​ ​good​ ​at​ ​keeping​ ​to​ ​my​ ​schedule.​ ​But​ ​I​ ​have​ ​a​ ​really 
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).
 


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