Monday, September 2, 2013
I've been at school for more than 2 weeks now, and I've finally found the time to photograph a dorm tour! The lighting isn't very good, so these photos are going to be highly processed.
First of all, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who sent me kind words these past few weeks, you have helped me more than you know! ♥
So on August 17th, I drove 3.5 hours to my university for move-in day. My family came to help me unpack and get settled into my new home. We walked around the campus a little, and then it was time to say goodbye. Just to say that it was hard is an understatement. Because once my family left, I was on my own for real.
Luckily, I already knew one of my roommates (we are friends from high school), so we kept ourselves busy and explored a little.
The type of dorm I am living in is like a little apartment. I share it with three other girls; we have a living room, a tiny kitchen, two bathrooms, and each of us has our own bedroom. I am so grateful I was able to get this type of dorm because I get the best of both worlds; I get to share it with other people, but at the end of the day I have my own room to go to.
As you can see, I chose the lavender comforter! (Remember this post?) I brought a lot of decorations from my old bedroom at home.
I have lots of string lights hanging up because it's so much nicer than the florescent lighting (it makes my room look a lot cozier too!).
There is a little alcove on the other side of my room for my desk. I've hung up some pictures and decorations, and strung some garland up above.
Here's another view of the wall above my desk.
My friend Allison gave me this adorable little kitty that sits next to me at my desk.
I've lined my windowsill with a few odds and ends.
This is our living room. We've tried to make it look a little homier by hanging up string lights, curtains, a clock, and adding a few other things like picture frames and a throw blanket.
And now about college life.
Classes started a few days after I moved in. This semester I'm taking: French, 3D Design, Astronomy, PreCal, and a fine arts class where I get to attend different art events in my city (plays, concerts, symphonies, etc...) and write about it. I really love all of my classes. I have not declared a major yet, so I just registered for classes in things that I'm interested in.
Since I moved in, I have met so many new people. Everyone is so friendly, you can just walk down the hall and become friends with whoever you pass. Most days I meet my roommate and a bunch of other new friends for lunch, it's a lot of fun getting to hang out with a big group of people. We've gone out into town a few nights for dinner, when we're ready for a break from dining hall food. My campus is huge and beautiful, I love walking everywhere. There are several artsy clubs and organizations that I'm planning on getting involved in, I'm really excited about them. I have no time to be bored here. When I'm not working on homework, there are so many fun things to do, like zumba and yoga classes at the gym, movie nights with friends, ballroom dancing lessons (yes, my roommate and I actually signed up for that!), exploring the campus/city, and so much more!
College life is great. I'm so excited for everything that is in store for me these next four years!
College Roadtrip from Jordan Clark on Vimeo.
And finally, here is a short video of move-in day, my university, and my new home. ♥
ps. The video is better in HD ;)