This past week has went by pretty slow but I think my excitement to see my family contributed. My parents, grandparents, my sister, and few of my friends from high school came to watch the UC vs. Campbellsville University football game. Even though it felt like it was 10 below, we stuck it out to watch UC outshine CU, 62-19. I didn’t get as much time as I wanted to spend with my family since my flag football team was leaving right after the game. Yet, I did get to see my brother for a few minutes then time to say goodbye to the rest.
I’ve never played flag football so this weekend was quite an experience. We rode a 15 passenger bus all the way to UVA-Wise. Around a 2.5 hour drive that seemed like forever long but well worth it. We had 10 girls on our team and the guys had 13. When we arrived a few of us just stayed up for awhile driving the hotel attendees crazy. Next morning all of us loaded back up and headed to the football field. Come to find out our opponents decided not to get out in the snowy weather and forfeit the tournament….fine by me since we came home champs! The other men’s teams that were there felt pretty bad for us and wanted us to play at least one game. Yup, you guessed it. We played the Bloomfield men’s team. I was somewhat intimidated until I realized they played like a bunch of girls. Ha! Just kidding. They were pretty good and, of course, we lost but we still had a fun time blocking guys that could jump as high as we stood. Our guys made it all the way to the championship game with a broken nose, busted knees, and frostbit fingers. Too bad a mini snow blizzard put us on the road earlier than we expected. The ride home was a little rowdy from the several ounces of hot chocolate that was running through our systems. It made the time pass a little quicker and sleep much easier to find.
Last night Insights (required class for all freshmen) had their last meeting. Our stars & stripes (academic advisors and upperclassmen helpers) showed us how to register for next semester’s classes. I found it scary because I had no idea what I wanted to do. Think about it – you have to choose a few general ed classes, a few that apply to your major, and electives. Not to mention they all have to be within the corresponding times with each other. Then you have to keep in mind that your classes are selective since the upperclassmen get to pick first. I was getting overwhelmed until my stars helped me decide what I wanted from my schedule and how challenging I wanted it to be. They helped my find the perfect fit for me and my time. As an incoming freshman you get some say over your schedule and Dr.Broome does a wonderful job at trying to find a perfect medium of what you want and what you actually need. Don’t panic if you don’t know what you want to major in! You typically declare when you’re a junior so you’ve got time to test the waters.
This time last year I was still on my search for which college I was going to attend. I hope your journeys are going fantastic and you’re learning alot! I wish you all the best! Happy Halloween! What are you dressing up as?