Well, look who’s back? Sorry for the very long break with no updates. Last week was my first week back at school and it was a bit overwhelming as well as exhausting. I love all of my classes and I am excited to see where this semester goes. After not doing too much walking or much physical activity for the past three months or so, walking around campus is taking a toll on my body. As I am writing this post, I am sitting in my desk chair with my feet up on my bed with a cold pack on my left ankle. No injury, just very sore, also flip-flops were probably not the best choice. You would think I would have learned after 19 years to wear proper footwear, but nope. Anywho, I am so looking forward to fall, my favorite season of all time. There’s something about the cooler air, the beautiful colors, over-sized sweaters and the smell of baking that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
So far, my journalism class is my favorite! I know, shocker. At the end of the semester, we will have written 12 stories and that makes me squeal like a little girl inside. I feel like this will give me a great sense of what it’s like to find stories and different angles to take with them. Along with that class, I am also writing for the campus paper, The New Hampshire (TNH) and am hopefully getting a permanent position as a staff writer instead of a contributing writer. I should find out really soon so I’ll keep you guys updated.
On Friday I met with my mentees, all but one because they double booked and forgot, which is totally understandable seeing as it’s their first week of college. My mentees and I had a great time chatting and getting to know each other. I expressed my anxiety in social situations and that being a mentor is out of my comfort zone. They were surprised because I seemed at ease when in reality, I was panicking on the inside. It was really nice to know that I didn’t come off anxious and I had fun meeting these wonderful people. When meeting new people, especially in a small group of a few people, I tend to talk a lot, although not as much as when it’s just me and one other person. I have noticed over the years, especially after I got diagnosed, I began starting saying hi to people I didn’t know in an attempt to make more friends. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I now know what I have and that increased my self-confidence tenfold. I would rather try and be shot down then not try at all, not that I have been shot down for just saying hi, but in my mind, that’s what my anxiety is telling me will happen. I refuse to let my anxiety rule my life.
Tomorrow I go back to school after my long weekend and being the nerd I am, I’m excited! Check back with me during finals and I guarantee I will not be singing the same tune. Until next time lovelies!
P.S. I promise I’ll try not to take so long next time to post.
Have fun back at school Rose ! I’m sad the summer is leaving but Im also happy that fall is coming. Fall IS a great season.
It’s the best!!!!!! Over sized sweaters and sweatshirts!