College So Far
Some students would say that our college experience began on August 26th when we moved into residence. Others might say it was September 2nd with our first day of classes. I would disagree to both. Truly we have been preparing for college our whole lives. Going to college or university is a major goal for most people; I certainly know it is for me. So far my college experience is living up to its expectations.
Over this summer my parents and I went through many preparations to make residence feel like home. Buying essentials like a new bed set, shelves, closet organizers and all sorts of laundry and kitchen supplies were a must. When preparing to move out there are many things one may not consider. One example; how is anyone expected to fit their entire life into the back of a truck? Personally, I could not do it myself, but somehow my parents managed to fit everything as if it was a puzzle.
August 26th, move in day, it came a lot sooner than I thought it would. My family and I packed everything into the truck that morning leaving my home behind. A little over three hours later I found myself surrounded by families just like mine; all waiting in line ups. There were all kinds of things to wait for books, residence keys, laundry cards, internet and so much more.
I don’t know about all of you, but I have never lived on my own or away from home. I mean, I am an expert at Kraft Dinner, and Mr. Noodles comes easy too, but making meals is definitely a challenge. As a student dedicated to classes, I have found little time for cooking or rather learning to cook. One word I had never considered before entering the world of cooking for myself was defrosted. For example, frozen chicken strips probably would not go over well on a small George Foreman Grill. The package suggests defrosting them for six hours or so. A quick solution I found was to microwave them for two minutes. They came out fine. I don’t know if this is common sense, but it...