So it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done anything on here. But let’s do a quick recap of how my freshman year is going.
My classes are all pretty easy and fun, so academically I’ve been able to take a breather, especially after the intensity of high school.
Emotionally, I had a pretty rough first 3 weeks. I missed home like crazy, and rarely left my dorm room. I spent a lot of time crying, and went through quite a few boxes of tissues. I’m driving back home almost every 2 weeks and I’m glad to still have a job at CTA. I love my CTA family and being on the field is one of my favorite ways to spend time in Austin.
I went to my first football game. No, don’t worry, UTD doesn’t have a football team. Instead, I went to the first LBJ football game to watch Amanda and the band. I’m not one to care about football. I literally went just to watch the band. I’m amazed to see how much they’ve been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time.
I joined the UTD archery club. Granted, it’s still growing, but I’m glad that I’m able to get out to the range at least once a week and shoot. It’s not much, but I love the sport and I’m glad I get to continue it on my own.
I turned 18. Finally, I can sign all my own waivers and stuff. However, that did mean that I had to go renew my drivers license, so one of the Fridays that I had at home was spent at the DPS. Not the best way to spend a Friday in Austin, but at least I got that done.
I’ve spent way too many nights staying up and studying, and hanging out with friends. Like way too many nights. But these are the nights that I am going to remembers. Usually, we give up studying around 1-2am and then spend another 2 hours just talking about life, watching random youtube videos, and just spending time together.
Last weekend I made my first trip alone. Granted, it was only a 3 hour drive to College Station, but it was a pretty big deal for me since it was also the 4th USAT of the season, as well as the 2nd stage of the Olympic Team Trials. I’m so grateful for my friends, especially Hannah for letting me crash on her couch and introducing me to her archery friends and letting me tag along to shoot at the A&M field, and crashing her team dinner. This is the reason why I still shoot. I’ve met some incredibly amazing people through this sport and some of them are my best friends now.
Today, I finally got my hair highlighted by the amazing Marisol at Ulta, and I love it so much. It’s different from the previous times that I’ve colored it. It’s now more caramel/brown highlights and more subtle. It’s amazing and I’m so glad that I took the chance today to go get that done. Seriously, I’ve been waiting for like 4 months to change up my hair, and thought that since I just wrapped up outdoor season, I’d do something. (I usually cut/change my hair after a big tournament.)
I’ve taken 2 midterms, survived lots of boring lectures, made some friends that I really enjoy spending time with, and overall, really been able to adjust to college here. I don’t think that Dallas will ever truly become home, but I’m happy with the adjustment that I’ve made.
I think that’s a pretty brief recap of what’s been going on. Time to get back to studying!