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Welcome to Your New Home(a freshman’s pov)

When I was in high school I dreamt of college life almost every day. I was a tad over excited to say the least. But then came moving day and that’s when it all hit me. I was leaving home to a new, unexplored land, three hours away from my mom, the only friends I had, and from everything I knew. But, none the less, I packed my things, said goodbye to my pets (crying obviously), took one last look at my childhood home and we were off.
When we got there it was just as I remembered it from orientation; beautiful. That is the first thing you will notice about Muskingum (and also what drew me to it in the first place), the campus is very scenic. But we didn’t really have time to appreciate the view so we got to unloading and unpacking. An hour later I said my tear filled goodbyes and I then was left to my own devices.
So what did I do? I went to my dorm, cried, and took a nap. It’s really funny when I think about it now. I was so excited for my new home and the first thing I want to do is go back home and cuddle my dogs. Later I was woken up by my roommate. She took one look at me and said, “Come on. We’re getting out of here.” I was too out of it to argue so I obeyed. That day she took me on a tour and helped me ease into my new surroundings.
Fast forward. I’m almost done with my first week and so far I have locked myself out of my room twice and slightly insulted my professor. But really, that’s the worst of it. Everyone is really nice and really understanding. I was worried about being that stupid freshman asking a million questions and getting lost every day but honestly it’s been less so. My professors are happy to answer any questions I have and the same goes for the upperclassman. And as for activity, it’s constant and everywhere. There’s always something going on somewhere, you just have to know when and where. And the people are so friendly and inviting!
So all in all, I went from being a nervous wreck to feeling right at home with my great expectations met and exceeded far more than I could have hoped. I’ve made so many new friends, I actually enjoy my classes, and I’m starting to get into the swing of things. But most importantly I feel like I’m where I belong. This is only the start of my journey and, although I know things will get rough at times, I’m ready for what life brings me.


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