It finally happened. I became a college student. Where has my life gone?! I can still remember sitting in Kindergarten and learning how to read the face of a clock. And now, here I am. Rexburg, Idaho. BYUI is a STUNNING place and I feel so lucky to be here! But I just can't wrap my head around the fact that I just downed a bowl of spaghettios and I climb a ladder into my loft bed every night. I have to pay to do laundry and walk a mile just to get to my guitar class (which is the class I'm most nervous for, by the way). When everything hits me, I dunno what will happen to me! But for now, I'm having the time of my life(:
I arrived later than everyone else because I drove up from my home in Utah the morning of move-in day. After half an hour of circling the campus parking lots, I found a spot and just left my car full of stuff. I was SO done being in that heat. I "hiked" (it will be a hike in a month when there's snow) to my apartment building, obtained my keys, walked into my apartment, and collapsed on the purple carpet. And I took a nap. How's that for starting college?(;
The rest of move-in weekend consisted of devotionals, tours, and meetings. It was honestly a waste of time. I COULD HAVE GONE SHOPPING FOR LETTUCE. Which I still need to do. *sigh* But then there was I-Night: a campus-wide party. My roommates pushed me into a group full of guys to climb into this gladiator blow-up wrecking ball death match. I won. No big deal. My roommates were still in trouble though. For the last bit of the party we went to a dance where my roommate, Kalani, participated in her first ever mosh pit! woooo! Her hometown has a population of 600, so don't be too shocked that it was her first time. Also, I gave myself whiplash. So there's that.
We don't have church until 1:30. 1:30. Yep, 1:30. In the afternoon. 1:30 pm. And it rocks. I slept until 12:30. I liked it. And will continue to like it. I'm in the 29th ward and there are probably 60 people in there. The guys sitting behind us were really friendly! Mid-meeting, I got a text from one of the guys in our I-Team. His name is Brady. He wanted to go on a walk. *gulp* Of course my roommates laughed at me and started giving me a hard time because I am the MOST anti-boyfriend in my apartment. But I went anyway! We walked all over campus and through the gardens and just talked(: It was nice to get to know someone new. Oh also, I baked a cake on Saturday and he came over after the dance and had some. And now he's going to cook me dinner. #win
Later Sunday night, one of the guys from the group sitting behind us in church showed up at our apartment. Melanie and I were in our tanktops and yoga pants just chillin so we were like, "Oh hey.... why are you here." But we ended up having a really great time! He came to return Kalani's water bottle that she had apparently left in Sunday School. His name is Trent and he's a really cool guy(: He reminds me a lot of my friend James, who I absolutely ADORE. He invited all of us to go to Spud Days. Yep. SPUD DAYS. And he's from Idaho. So, day 3, I went on a walk with a boy, and was invited by an Idaho boy to go to a potato carnival. Basically, I love this place. And I can't wait to go to that carnival(: We spent the rest of the evening at Trent's apartment with all of his roommates watching Emperor's New Groove. I forgot how much I loved that movie(: And apparently one of his roommates Dan likes me......... again. Day 3.
I started classes today though! Mission Prep this morning was basically all guys. Ugh. Save me. Guitar is at the very bottom of campus and I live at the very top of campus, so that walk sucked. But I met a nice guy named Jake and we jammed together(: Now I'm waiting to go to American Foundation which, apparently, is a political class. SAVE ME. I might have to look into taking that one online.
Well, I think I'll go do laundry or something. Or dishes. Or both. I need to be productive SOMETIME today. Or not.