And today marks the beginning of the first weekend I’ve stayed in Davis since welcome week, and also the day that marks the transition into week five. Can you believe that a third of the quarter has already passed?!
School is so stressful. Obviously, that claim isn’t new - college has been hard since day one. Although I’ve been under this educational stress since I’ve been at Foothill, it’s still much different in terms of managing my time doing other things that I’ve never had/needed/wanted to do before. For example, living with your friends, and doing chores, and cooking, and exerting this newfound freedom.. Although minuscule in the large picture, it still takes up so much time in your day, and at the end of it all, you’re just left wondering what exactly happen to the day that you had planned out initially.
Speaking of newfound freedom, last weekend I ended up taking a trip down to SLO, and then from there drove to LA for Zedd. Although short, it was the perfect mini getaway from all the stress revolving around school. It was also interesting having to not ask my parents for permission to go..
Proud moment of the week: putting on a spare tire because I had a flat. I am so thankful my parents did not believe in stereotypical gender roles and taught me that I should know how to do things for myself.
Regardless of hell week approaching, I’m absolutely loving my time here. I still feel like there is much to do and so much more to explore, and I just haven’t gotten the chance to do so; I am excited to see what else will be in stored for me though!Friday October 18th // Filed under: triciaxucdavis, personal,
A friend had told me earlier this week that homesickness is one of those things that creeps up out of nowhere when you least expect it. Just like when you suddenly get a whiff of that familiar scent, or how you sit there and the newness of the whole environment suddenly overwhelms you, or when your parents are about to hang up the phone and they tell you, “We love you”. They’re such simple, yet blatant reminders that I’m not at home.
But, Davis is definitely growing on me. Slowly but surely, I’m meeting new people, finding comfort in those I know, and making it “home away from home”. It’s been a very busy three days - from exploring campus, finding my classes, meeting new people, staying out, running errands… I’m not quite sure how I’m mustering up all this energy, but the past couple of days have been me out and about with a million things to do. Still trying to find my niche and all, but it’s been quite fun, and I’m definitely excited to see what’s in stored for the rest of the year.Thursday September 26th // Filed under: triciaxucdavis, personal,
Today was supposedly the date I was to move up. With the terrible downpour of rain though, my parents and I decided it was best that I would wait until tomorrow morning to officially move in for the school year.
A part of me is actually quite relieved that I have an extra 24 hours to spend at home. For a girl that was quite anticipating this whole I-finally-get-to-move-out-and-experience-college ordeal, I’ve never felt so nervous, so scared, so unsure, so miserable to leave my family. I’m already so homesick, and I didn’t even leave my house yet. All I can keep thinking about as I pack is, “I won’t get to sleep in this bed for a very long time”, “this is the last time I’m going to shower here for a while”, “I’m going to miss mommy’s cooking”… I can’t help but think it’s my last of everything for a very long, long time.
I guess in some ways, I realize that things are never going to be the same again, but in other ways, some things will always be the same. And I guess I’ll have to let myself really figure that out once I’m there and realize that everything will be okay. It’s a bit odd having to go through this now because almost everyone around me has already experienced it, so although people understand where I’m coming from, not many people can relate to how I’m feeling at the moment. On the bright side, at least I’m only and hour and forty-five minutes away from home right?!
Wish me luck as I start on this new journey. I miss everyone so much already!!Saturday September 21st // Filed under: triciaxucdavis, personal,