The First Week of My New Life

As classes begin to cease for the weekend, I look back and ponder about the events and new changes that were made in my life within the past week.

It was just last Saturday that I moved nine hours away from my home back in Atlanta, Georgia, and started a new chapter in my life with a new city and new people. Move in day was hectic, full of happiness with the idea of starting a new life and sadness with saying goodbye to family and friends. I remember how nervous I was to meet my roommate Phil because I was not sure what he would be like and how I would respond, but luckily for me, he is one of the coolest people I know.

When my parents left I remember sitting in my dorm room thinking if I would be able to handle all that was happening. That thought did not last long as I quickly became friends with guys from my floor up in Stuart. Now I find myself hanging with a great group of guys such as Phil, Adam, Kent, and so many more.

After such a long and hectic day, it was time for everybody to go out and have fun, meet new people, and explore the campus.

While everybody went to go checkout the Ghetto (the student housing), I sat on Stuart Hill and watched everything go by, thinking back on my life from the beginning, and realizing how blessed I am to be where I am today, especially being at UD.

Although the weekend was fun, it was short lived as classes began on Tuesday, and for me, it was my hardest day, as I had five different classes. Although being nervous about the first day of class is usual, that initial first day jitters leaves very fast as you meet some of your classmates and professors. Although five classes is not fun to cram in one day, at the end of the day, I was happy with my schedule and with my life.

As each day went by, I catch myself looking around soaking up everything around me, the people, the campus, the beauty, and I knew I had made the right choice to come to University of Dayton. It is no doubt in my mind that choosing to come to spend my next four years of my life at UD was the best choice I have ever made, and I look forward to what is to come in the coming days, weeks, and years.