The Beginning of My Life

Today (well, actually, yesterday; it’s about 1 in the morning right now) I officially moved in to my dorm room at the University of Arizona for the first semester of my freshman year.

I’ve put everything in its place and made this room my new home. I have all my books (except for English–for some reason, English professors don’t tell us what books we’re going to need until the first day of class) and am ready to begin classes on Monday.

I have a U of A email account.

I have my first appointment with my new doctor at Campus Health Services tomorrow.

I will soon set up appointments with my learning specialists at the Disability Resource Center and the SALT Center for my ADD-related tutoring/assistance of that sort (please, no hijacking on ADD issues.)

I have my router and laptop set up and registered to go online from my room.

I’m registered to vote in Arizona.

I even have a few friends on campus already.

So a new page in my book has turned. I am no longer a Californian, but a Zonie, and more importantly a Wildcat. I am no longer a high school student; I am now a college student. I am ready to learn and to grow, and to make the transition from young man to adult. And I feel that my life has now truly begun. I will party hard, I will study hard, and I will work hard. I will have fun with my friends. I will use alcohol and, most likely, recreational drugs; however, as an adult I will learn to control these things and be responsible about them; I will be a man and will not let the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle” overwhelm my desire to learn and study. I am here to learn and to grow, and I will remember that.

I will see good times and bad times. I will go to parties I don’t remember in the morning. I will study, and I will learn, and I will grow. I will struggle, but in the end I will acheive, and will come out that much stronger on the other side for it.

So, ladies and gentleman, say goodbye to fetus the good-time kid and hello to fetus the student.

(I won’t have my computer for a few days, as it has to be sent in for repairs, so this thread may die before I can make any more posts to it; but I will see your responses eventually.)

Do they have good prenatal care?

Hey I went to UA, stayed in Hopi dorm, worked at the Taco Bell, moved to the apartments across the street from the Taco Bell and then failed out after a few years. Oops.

Hang out with the good kids and no thursday night drives down to Mexico. Have fun!

Congrats – have fun and learn lots.

A thread entitled “The Beginning of My Life” by a poster called fetus. Go figure…

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Good luck at U of A, fetus. I leave tomorrow to start my college life in California.

I’m pretty much scared to death. :eek: :smiley:

Congrats on your new life, Fetus.
College really is fun (I realize how cliche that is). I liked it worlds better than high school. I liked it so much in fact that I decided to stay in school by going to grad school. Eventually they’ll make me leave.
It’s refreshing to see you write so realistically about how you’re life is going to be. It shows what a fantastic addition to society you’ll be. Thank you.

BTW, have you chosen a major yet? I hear the planetary geology department at U of A is awesome.
Just a thought…

Good luck, fetus!

Perhaps you should change your name to infant?
Good luck!

Good luck fetus. Take advantage of all the free food!

Good luck, mate! You sure have a great attitude to start.

It seems scarier than it is at first. I remember my first day of college lo these many years ago (has it really been more than 10 years?). I was scared that I was in totally over my head in all my classes.

At the end of that semester, I had a 4.0 GPA, IIRC. I ended up, five years later, graduating with three degrees and going to grad school.

Where in CA are you going?

Congrats, fetus!

Are you at all interested in astronomy? They’ve got a great astronomy department there. You can drive up and visit the Kitt Peak telescope, if you’re interested. The nightly observing programs are a lot of fun.

Be sure to go out to Saguaro National Park at least once. I went there when I visited Arizona years ago, and I loved it. A friend of mine took a really cool picture of me standing next to a giant saguaro.

Thanks for the encouragement (I need it ;)). I’m going to Pepperdine University in Malibu.

And apparently, life begins at neither conception nor birth, but at college. Both sides of the abortion debate have been thrown into chaos at the news.

I am too dumb to tell if a light bulb is burned out or not. My ability to eat with a knife and fork is suspect. I wasn’t a good student in high school (too lazy and anxious to take challenging classes or join extracurricular activities). I didn’t know how to do laundry when I got to college (and my mother still thinks I don’t do it as well as she does, which I probably don’t, but I don’t care).

If I can do well in college, you can too. :smiley: