on monday a guy walked into the psychology class i’m in and sat next to me. about 30 minutes into class, he leans over and whispers, ‘this isn’t algebra.’ and calmly stands up and walks out of the room. luv college
I am a fucking idiot. I swear I looked at the schedule for work like 50 kajillion times this past week to make sure I knew exactly when I’d be working. HOW IS IT that I saw my two shifts, monday & wednesday, and managed to miss THAT I HAD A 7:45 - 1:00pm SHIFT TODAY !? LIKE WTF?!
I wake up and my shift lead calls me asking where I am, well of course I’m in fucking Chino Hills, No I don’t want to come in because I just woke up & now I need to look somewhat decent which will make me later, drive to campus, find parking, which will again make me later, and then walk to the store and stand at the register feeling so guilty the whole rest of my shift to the point of nausea. I am a fucking idiot.
I swear I’m gonna be on the lay off list in 2/3 weeks. My shift lead was being extremely nice on the phone saying that she could use one of my “sick days” to get me out of it. I only used ONE other sick day My first semester and she said the next time I use one more then I get written up, but I get one free write up. Even as good as all that sounds as far as working out and stuff I still feel like shit. Even if they aren’t writing me up its still something they’re gonna keep in mind. ESPECIALLY since it’s back to school week and it is busy as fuck at the store. I mean, Thank goodness it’s Friday, so it’ll be the slowest day but I mean, holy shit I am fucked.
Every semester they hire on new people and lay off the people that basically seem useless to them. As much as the manager loves me, & I know he days because I’m one of the most upbeat and outgoing people there (which is good customer service), I can’t help but feel that I basically deserve to be laid off. FFUUUUUCCKKKKKKK.
The schedule sheet that gets e-mailed every two weeks is the most fucking ridiculous thing to read, especially when they’re over staffing for back to school. There are probably over 100 cashiers on this giant excel spread sheet and it just looks like a highlighter threw up on this giant grid of names and times. & I do my best every week to look at that shit thoroughly over & over & over & still manage to fuck it up.
I’d just like to shout out to all the people that msg/comment to me positive energy and things when I seem even remotely down or uninspired. Whether you’ve come to me anonymously or straight up, from the bottom of my heart thank you. You have no idea how much your words get me through the day, get me through my slumps. Its stuff I think about for the next week and so on. Just, thank you.
Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.
Everything is going great so far for the first day! Traffic wasn’t nearlyyyy as bad as I had anticipated. I left pretty early but was still surprised at the lack of traffic. Got back in touch with my sound cloud
You will hear literally EVERYONE complain about freshman. I can’t even tell you how many times I heard people complain about freshman in passing conversation during my first week. It does usually only last a week though. Don’t worry about them. They were once in your very same position too. They’re just bitter because they’ve already been dealing with x amount year of school. But really, just ignore them, if you don’t bother anyone, no one will bother you. Seriously, just enjoy it.
And think about this; There are all kinds of first years in your college beyond just freshmen. There are people who have transferred from other colleges, other programs, other states, and even other countries ! So don’t feel like you’re alone, you’re really not ;)
With school starting for a lot of people tomorrow, do you have any advice for incoming college freshman?
My advice to incoming college freshman is this:
First off, don’t be scared or nervous. College is really no big deal in the grand scheme of it all. It’s an incredible new place with countless resources to draw from when it comes to your education, social life, and over all future.
Don’t expect to make friends right away but be open to meeting new people ! I met a handful of people my first week of school and although I never saw them much again around campus I’m happy to have encountered them and I was happy I struck up conversation. The key is to remember this; don’t care what anyone else thinks about you because chances are they have no opinion about you. As far as upper classmen go they don’t have the time to be snoody and judgmental the way people could be in high school and they don;t have time to care about lil freshman. But being honest people are normally pretty friendly if you are.
I remember sitting at tables with random people during my breaks, asking if it was okay that I sat there, and I met cool people who had really cool advice to offer. I even made a good friend who was a third year art major & we’d run into each other from time to time & he’d always let me know on what was going on in the art department. Networking is a great thing.
I guess the REAL key here is to just humble yourself and be open and willing. It’s not about being the cool kid on campus here.
As far as classes, they are definitely not as scary as they seem to be, definitely not at first anyway. GE’s can be some of the best parts of your day. All the teachers I’ve had have been pretty friendly or at least very approachable. High school makes out college profs out to be these big bad monsters but believe me when I say 95% of them really do want to see you succeed, you just have to want to too.
Don’t be shy in your classes either, with your Profs and your peers. NEVER EVER be afraid to ask questions about anything to anyone. Most likely you’re gonna be with people just like you; Freshman who are just as eager to see what this whole college thing is about. Make friends !! I’m not saying you have to find your new bff right away but be open to meeting new people. It’ll help you in class too if you happen to miss a day or need help with something. Remember, humility.
I made one of my best friends my first semester of college and we ended up going to Japan together that spring break !!! CRAZY!
I’m sure that’s what all freshman hear but just BE OPEN ! College is not a time for “what if’s”