College, Autumn, and Other Things

Published on 13 September 2023 at 07:59

The fall semester has officially started, and I'm only a couple weeks in. I'm happy to say that I love how things are going this semester, everything from my schedule to my professors, homework, and extracurriculars has been amazing so far. I have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the rest of the week I'm off. I like it this way because I'm able to do readings and homework on my days off, and I have time to plan my outfits and actually enjoy my days on campus. I'm also taking a guitar class, which, if I learn well, is going to give me a skill and hobby that will last me the rest of my life. The instructor is patient and compared to my past electric bass instructor, more productive. Walking around campus with my guitar for two classes before I have my guitar lesson made me a bit self-conscious at first since I don't like to draw attention to myself, but all I've gotten have been questions about my guitar and encouragement from professors and classmates. I still would prefer not to carry around a guitar along with my backpack, but it is what it is and it's all more than worth it. Thankfully, this semester I won't be having so much homework. There is a project or essay here or there, but it's mostly readings that I have to do. I'm also going to start completing observation hours at a school, which has me terrified and excited at the same time. I'll probably make a whole other post (or posts) about my feelings on that and how it goes as the semester goes on. I'm definitely stepping out of my comfort zone this semester with guitar lessons, observation hours, and some personal life things with my family. I know this is one of the periods of my life I'll look back on as a period of visible growth and change, and I'm glad to know that I'm handling everything well. Managing life day by day and not letting myself be overwhelmed is a lot easier to me now that I know that everything literally passes, like my middle school social studies teacher always said, "this too, shall pass". Autumn is such a beautiful time, and I know that summer is not officially over yet, but the leaves are starting to change colors. The days aren't hot anymore, and in the early mornings when I ride my bike the air is cool and there is dew on the grass. Autumn is my favorite season, and I hope this one brings many more good experiences with it. So far, it has been perfect despite the imperfections. 

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