sophia-85Independence, responsibility, freedom. That’s right, college is more than I imagined it to be and I cannot get my mind around the experiences I have already been through. It is a fresh start and I have never been so excited.

On the drive up to Chico State, I honestly thought to myself, “I’m not going to make it. I’m going to end up transferring to a school closer to home by second semester.” I was pretty pessimistic and went into Chico, California with the mindset that I would not enjoy any minute of my time there. Fortunately, I was completely wrong.

On move-in day, I was nervous to see who I’d be sharing my apartment with. I have a single room, but the kitchen is connected to four different rooms, with a total of 6 people in the apartment.

I walked into my room and embraced the sight. I felt like a child getting so giddy over having my own personal desk and immediately set my laptop on it to make my room a home.

I then introduced myself to the students I share the home with. I was scared that they would not understand my personality or humor. However, it’s only been a few weeks at school, and I feel as though I made life-long friends. I’ve become extremely close to everyone in the building.

I also fell in love with the town itself. Chico, California is truly a college town. The streets are filled with students and I’ve never felt so welcomed to be a new Chico State Wildcat.

I have a feeling this year will only get better, and I cannot wait to share more. So bookmark this page, I’ll be writing all year.