My summer was pretty fun-filled and exciting, except that it was shorter than I may have liked. Hey, who am I to complain? What I did the most during the summer was work with my Poppy in the log woods and train and weight lift for the up and coming track season. I also hung out with as many friends as I possibly could before I left for college. It was sad, but I’m all good because I’m excited and ready for a new experience.
The move-in was pretty smooth. Getting your stuff in and finding the correct dorm room and getting checked in is easy with the great RA (Resident Assistant) and staff here at the Cumberlands. The move-in is a great and exciting experience for incoming freshmen and transfer students. There are all sorts of mixed emotions, happiness, sadness, being excited, and more bundled up inside, so don’t feel bad or embarrassed to cry. Just let it all flow through you. I can say from experience, don’t try to push your parents a way as soon as you get here. Let them help you move in and anything else they want to do because this is just as big of an experience for them as it is you.
Monday was a great way for Welcome Week to start off with an exciting bang. The first of the day we had Insights class that I enjoyed because I got to meet new people. I went the Patriot Party and there was so much stuff to do and it was such a great place to meet and talk to new people. For starters, there was free food and trust me, I’m beginning to see that you are going to want to take advantage of all the free stuff you can because college isn’t cheap. There was also free shaved ice and a band that you were free to dance to and a place to get your picture taken and made into a key chain. The best part of all, it was all free!!!
Now, Tuesday was just as good. We had two Insights classes both two hours long; one at 9:30 and the other at 1:00. It was still ok because of the fun activities we got to participate in during the classes. Today we had a guest speaker, which was very funny, in the Gatliff Chapel. Then we had a paintball party at the band practice field where you could get FREE trucker hats made and also more FREE food. There were also other activities you could partake in such as Frisbee, corn hole, etc.
Well, today was the big day, we had our first day of school at the University of the Cumberlands. It was pretty exhilarating and nerve-wracking all at the same time. All of my teaches seemed to be pretty cool and be looking out for the best interests for the students and wanting to help them out any way possible. I have Precalculus, English comp 1, and General Biology on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and am really excited to get the year started off right.