November 21, 2008
My First Journal Entry of the Year
Ok, so to give you readers some background i have been keeping a journal since September. Therefore, to give you more background on how my transition into college has been thus far, I am going to post my first journal entries now. Hope you enjoy!
So far my Temple experience has been bittersweet. I miss home and the familiarity of high school (both academically and socially). It’s not that hard making friends at Temple, however finding people on the same accord as me is a challenge. Like, for example, a large amount of people here drink but I don’t. In some instances I feel like a loser but I really think the only person making a big deal about it is me. Several of my friends tell me that’s what college is about- meeting new people with different interests. That’s true but I don’t think I will sacrifice my personal judgment to hang out or party. Maybe when I get older I’ll drink socially, but until then I’m not really interested.
A few days back I realized that I could have friends who drank and just not participate. Like I could hang out with them during the day and at night choose to go to the Reel or the game room. Whatever. I’m happy with my decision not to drink so I think I’m will try that plan out for a while. As far as determining the characters of people go, I’m rather skilled. So separating the sneaky characters from the pretty cool ones hasn’t been that hard.
Academically I have to admit I’m a bit lost. Even though I’m staying up to date on my homework and studying hard but thing s just aren’t quite clicking. Hope I do well on the Review math quiz is all I have to say. I can’t believe I have my first lab quiz next week! Scary! I don’t know, the course work is SO accelerated in comparison to high school. Even the MSRC session was going a bit fast for my taste. I guess I’ll do well, my mom says I have to give myself a chance so I will. But I’m still nervous.