Weeks 6 & 7

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Hey all! I hope you’ve all been doing well! I’ve been waiting for the day I see a scorpion here and I’m really, really hoping I never do. My cousin told me that if I wake up and see a scorpion on me, that I shouldn’t move and I’m just wondering what on earth he expects me to do. I have seen all kinds of things since I’ve been here. I’ve seen quite a few lizards, a bunch of roaches (they even fly!), a duck with the spots of a cow, and a family of deer. I heard there was a snake at the river. Thank goodness I wasn’t there that day.

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Week 5: Test Week

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Week 5: Test Week

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I feel like it’s been much longer than five weeks. Time is moving pretty slow. I have began taking my first exams. So far I have gotten a 100% on my Communications exam and I’m still waiting to get the score for my math exam. I believe I did well on it, I’m just waiting to verify that notion. I still feel a bit overwhelmed by everything I have to do but I’m getting along pretty well. This past week I had my very first mock interview. I learned a lot from it so I’d say it went well. The interviewer seemed to enjoy speaking with me too.

As I was taking pictures around campus to upload, someone suggested that I take a picture of the stairs at Alkek Library because it’s his favorite spot. I told him that I had already taken the photo and he seemed pretty happy about that.
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Week 4: Homesick

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When I first moved, people kept telling me that the homesickness would pass. Maybe it’s still too soon, but nevertheless I only feel more and more homesick. I feel a bit lonely and I’m wondering when that will pass. Don’t get me wrong, Texas State is an amazing school where I make constant discoveries, but that doesn’t change the fact that I miss having the familiar faces that I know, love, and trust along with the familiar places that I can never get enough of. I have been homesick since the second I stepped foot on the plane. From Indiana to Texas, that’s a big jump. A huge one. I’m curious to know how anyone else adjusted to a big move. When did the homesickness pass?
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Week 3: Home Game

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Ah, the joys of week 3. In this past week I have practically done nothing but eat and study. People were not kidding at all about the Freshman 15. I have managed to stay ahead in my classes, get two A’s on math quizzes, tutor a bunch of people in both Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Math, write a lot, and read even more. At times I feel like a genius and at other times, well let’s just say college is meant to push you.

I have joined the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and I plan on joining the Accounting Club. Not only do I get to network and learn proper business etiquette, I get to dress up all snazzy while doing it. Random thought: am I the only person who actually enjoys public speaking and doesn’t get nervous? I am really looking forward to giving a speech for Communications. In fact, I was so excited that I finished the entire speech two weeks before it was even assigned. Yep, that’s how I roll. I am also 3-4 weeks ahead in CIS. I’m getting it all out of the way. That leaves me more time to study because exam time is coming around soon.
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Weeks 1 & 2: It’s a GREAT Day to Be a Bobcat!

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Weeks 1 & 2: It’s a GREAT Day to Be a Bobcat!
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I was so excited to take this picture. It’s the best statue on campus!

I have been a bobcat for two weeks now. While I am still adjusting, I am really enjoying my time in the Hill Country. I also see why it is called the Hill Country. Imagine having to walk all the way across campus (457 acres), up & down a ton of hills and stairs. The best part is that we get to do it in 100° weather.

I admit, the first few days were pretty tough for me because I really missed everyone from back home. For any new readers, I have moved from Indianapolis, Indiana to San Marcos, Texas. Thankfully, I have an awesome roommate who helped to relieve some of my tension. We stay pretty busy exploring all of the wonderful things San Marvelous has to offer. It’s also a bonus that we stay in a suite so that means we get our own bedrooms, a kitchenette, sitting area, and nooooo community bathroom.

At times I still find myself missing my family and my boyfriend (what can I say, it’s only been two weeks), but I realize they’re only a phone or Skype call away. Each day that I’m away is one day closer to seeing them all. Everyone constantly called and texted me the first few days to see how I’ve been doing, but they stopped doing it as often once I became more comfortable with being across the country alone.
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