Adventures in College

Well, college has now taken up a big part of my time, so I thought I’d write a bit about it.

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve now been a freshman for five whole weeks. I’m just over a quarter of the way done with my first semester of college. On one hand, tempus fugit, as the saying goes. But on the other hand, when I think back to the first day, I guess it has been a while.

Before entering college, I had many ideas about what it would be like: the workload, the professors, the other students, etc. Most, if not all of them, have been proven wrong, or at least a little different from what I was expecting. I figured it would be fun to go over a few of them!

Idea #1: I will be writing at least one research paper every week.

Reality: Actually, I haven’t written a single research paper yet. Whodathunkit? What’s more, according to my syllabi for my classes, I won’t be writing more than one or two for the entire semester in each one. That’s certainly much less than I was expecting, and pretty welcome, despite the fact that I like writing.

Idea #2: People will be questioning/attacking me about my religion as soon as I walk in the doors.

Reality: Well, I’ve worn my crucifix every single day of classes, but not a single person has insulted me about it or tried to start an argument with me. I’m sure there will be at least some instances of that happening down the line, but so far, it’s been good.

Idea #3: My professors will mostly be boring and not relatable.

Reality: My professors are actually pretty cool overall. Obviously, I like some better than others, but none of them rub me the wrong way, bore me, or seem like they don’t care about my education. *thumbs up*

Idea #4: I won’t enjoy most of my classes.

Reality: I actually enjoy all of my classes! Some more than others, of course, but yes. My favorite it undoubtedly Intro to Media Aesthetics — really geeky stuff about the building blocks of creating good media. It’s awesome!

Not to mention, the building in which I take most of my classes is super cool.

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That’s all the time I have for now — until next week!



  1. No one cares about your religion in college unless you’re going to a religious college. All religions come together to harass the idiots who come to campus to condemn everyone to hellfire, and I can count the times that my religion has come up on one hand, and I’ve been here three years. It’s just not something that people care about.

    The only time I’ve heard someone say something was when it was me, and I overheard some girl pressuring another girl to NOT study because reading the bible was more important and that since she joined their group it was her job to find more shepherds (or something) and that Jesus took priority, not school. I went over and told the girl that that was NOT religion, that was a cult, and that she should run. It was just concerning to overhear.


    • That’s good to hear — it’s not that I’m afraid of people attacking me or thinking less of me because of what I believe, it’s that if they ask hard questions I might not be able to answer properly, and that might give people of my faith a bad name. :/ But as you said, it hardly ever happens, so no need to worry. :)

      Good thing you told her that. Absolutely reading the Bible should be important if that’s part of your faith, but you still shouldn’t neglect studying.


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