Starting Sophomore Year

I’ve moved into my campus apartment! Classes started on Monday.  I got super lucky this semester in that I have absolutely no classes on Friday.  However, due to where I live in regards to campus, (a leisurely 20 minute walk to the art building, a leisurely 15 minute walk to the English/Modern Languages building, or a 10 minute bus ride that lands me about 3 minutes from either building) I have to wake up at approximately 8 am on the days during which I do have classes.  These past two days I’ve mostly walked to and from campus.  On Mondays and Wednesdays, I have time to go back to the apartment between 11 am and 4 pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have time to go back to the apartment between 2:30 pm and 6 pm.  But it looks as though there’s going to be a lot of times where I stay on campus anyways to work on assignments.

Anyways, it’s soooo nice to see my friends.  I spent most of the summer with just my family, and, once a week, for the most part, my boyfriend.  Now there are more people.  This also kind of sucks.  I think I’m too introverted for college.  Like, I can tolerate the amount of people around me at all times, and the constant activity, for a little while, but most of the time I’m like “please leave me alone.”  Today, I was walking to Chick-fil-a and some random guy I didn’t even know and definitely wasn’t making eye contact with was like “Hi” and I was thinking like “dude chill.”  My headphones were even in, you know?  I’m one of those students you hear about that’s like “yeah I was ready to get out of there after the first year.”  I definitely won’t be one of those students who isn’t ready to leave.



I finished my freshman year of college on May 9th. I made Dean’s List, which was pretty amazing – nobody who knows what they’re talking about has ever told me that I’m GOOD at school before, so that felt good.

Currently, I’m waiting to hear back on several poetry submissions and one submission of flash fiction.  In the meantime, I’m working on a chapbook of love poems. I’ve never been able to write quality love poems, so this is exciting to me.

Also, I’m still doing school online! I’m currently taking a prerequisite Spanish 102 course and a gen-ed course called Contemporary Social Problems (SOCL 102).  After SOCL 102, I’ll be taking Enviromental Science and the World History: 1500’s – now.  It’s kind of dumb, but these classes get me out of bed in the morning.

Lastly, my family is moving! In 6 days, I’ll have left behind being a resident of Northern Virginia and will begin living in Midlothian.  Pretty cool.

Those are my endeavors.  Here’s a excerpt from a poem I wrote today called “The B Side”

I’m no longer in mint condition

because someone took me out of my box

and played with me,