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.)