I love writing. And drawing but let’s focus on writing. I love it, and for some reason haven’t felt like I’ve had any time recently to devote two hours and write my first blog entry.
My life at Wesleyan is a different type of busy than it was at home. Everything is in such proximity that when two (or more) things are going on at the same time, I get this feeling that I can do all of them, by being early to one and late to the other. That thought crossed my mind today and guess what?
I did NONE of them. Instead, I studied for my Economics exam which took place a few hours ago (thank God) from 7pm-9pm. But oh, would I have much rather gone to Yoga or Drawing Co-op.
And although I also love photography, at this point, I have neither a camera nor a phone with quality photo-capturing abilities. So lately I’ve had to settle with being the one tagged in Facebook photos rather than uploading them myself.
Here are a few anecdotes, in picture form, from the last two and a half months.
To the Left, is me on the first day of orientation. Photo credit: Kate LM, my friend from high school. People can’t believe there are two people from West Anchorage High School at Wesleyan. But let me assure you, to my knowledge we are the only Alaskans.
To the Right: an early photo of people from my hall.
Look! I’m wearing my Future Farmers of America shirt as I harvest tomatoes from Wesleyan’s Long Lane farm. The Farm is a great part of Wesleyan. I love the atmosphere and the field adjacent to the farm.
The field is great for yoga. (Shown on the right)
I joined Vicious Circles soon after arriving at Wesleyan.
It is an all female club ultimate frisbee team. I’ve learned to Love frisbee, it’s been getting so much more fun as I learn the rules and strategies better. To the left, is me in action, with a disk to prove it. To the right is the entire team of Vicious ultimate players. (Obviously more than a month ago given the weather.. Although today I wore a tank top, not sure what is happening anymore on this planet)
I bought a pumpkin at the apple orchard I went to. And it is still in my dorm room. Smiling. The apples I bought of course, disappeared more than a month ago.
None the less, New England throws us wild cards almost every week. Sometimes you can literally drown outside (like what happened on the left) Then suddenly a hurricane will fly by or a we will be caught in a pile of snow (As shown to the right).
During the first part of Fall break I decided
During the second part Fall Break I went to New Paltz, NY with my dad (he flew down from Alaska to visit me for parents weekend). We went on a hike with his old college roommate.
(Written right before fall break) Today, at 3:40 PM I took a breath. Earlier in the day I completed my Economics 101 midterm (at a special time because I have West African Dance at the scheduled exam time). My papers are handed in and all tests have been taken. In celebration, at 3:40 when my Drawing 1 class ended, I hurried over to Usdan cafe and bought sushi. Not because I love sushi but because I was starving from skipping lunch to take the econ test!
There is an elevator in Clark, the dorm I live in, but it usually takes just as long or longer to wait for it than walk up the four flights of stairs to my room. My floor is called the “writers hall”, basically everyone on the hall checked a small, inconspicuous box on the form for dorm assignments that indicated preference towards living with a bunch of freshmen who fancy themselves writers.
Ok back to photos: I’ll leave you with one of my and my dad when I was showing him the greenhouse at Long Lane Farm!
P.S. I promise, for better or for worse, that I won’t have as many photos for my next post (unless I buy a camera on impulse)