Okay. I am here. I am at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in an unfamiliar city on an unfamiliar campus in an unfamiliar room with unfamiliar people and starting to live an unfamiliar life. I keep on waiting for it to hit me but it hasn’t. I’m all unpacked and as I type this, I’m sitting alone in the game room of my dorm at 11:30 at night. As I was laying in bed, I was thinking about why I haven’t felt very disoriented and I think I have figured out why.
I am still me.
That alone sounds weird so let me explain. Because of the internet, I have been able to create myself. And slowly since last August, I been both building and discovering myself. And even though I am faced with so many new people and situations, it doesn’t change who I am. I still love to learn and to write, I am an optimist. I am a Christian. I am all the things that I was before but now I just have a different backdrop to my life and my existence. I know I am going to change but hopefully, it will be into all the things that are greater than I am now.
That aside, I have had a wonderful first day. My family left around noon and so I’ve just been unpacking and getting to know my hallmates since then and meeting up with a few of the people I met online which has been a lot of fun! It has been searing hot and unbearably humid all day so I’m hoping tomorrow will be better as far as weather goes. All day, I’ve been getting emails about my classes as professors have been uploading the syllabi online, which has me very excited for my classes to start.
Anyways, I am really tired and it is getting late! If you want to keep up with my life, you can do so on IG @kate_cruz17 and on August 20th, my roommate and I are launching a vlog! I hope y’all have a lovely week ! -Kate Cruz