Waiting to go homeSo next week is finals week here at Ft. Lewis. Tuesday i handed in a 22 page paper for my Composition 250 class on Snowboarding as metaphor, in about an hour i have to give a presentation to my and another class regarding the project and what i've learned. I have a paper due tomorrow (that i haven't started) for my government class, and i have 2 finals and another paper due next week. It's all looking very manageable, but what a pain finals week is.
I've been doing pretty good lately, but i got caught smoking pot in the dorms about 3 weeks ago. There weren't really any consequences to it except that i had to take an alone marijuana course (which is supposed to take 3 to 4 hours but only took me 45 mins lol) and i'm on "housing probation." This isn't a problem for me because i wont be living in housing next semester and it has to affect on my academic standing with the school. Because of this i have been excessively careful about smoking in the dorms, avoiding it as much as possible (but i can't really order my roommate not to do it). So yesterday i went onto the ridge (infront of the school, over looking the town) to smoke with my buddy Ben. Before we even got started a cop walked down and searched us, he was clean but i wasn't. Now i have a court date that i can't make (May 27th, the day after my birthday go figure) because i'm leaving Colorado to go back to Massachusetts April 30th. I tried to get my court date changed but city hall doesn't have my info from the police station yet. So i have to wait until monday or tuesday to see if they will be able to fit me in in a week. Ugh. It's all very stressful but it's nobody's fault but own i suppose, and it'll get taken care of one way or another.
Other than that, everything has been peaches and cream. I miss home, my dogs, my parents, my friends, etc but i'll be there in a little more than 2 weeks so i'll stomach it. Meaghan and I are doing pretty good, she's having trouble with missing home as well so we're helping each other in that respect. We're still moving back to Massachusetts together, but i doubt she'll be going to the same school as me and she'll probably be 45 or so minutes away. Not a huge inconvenience, but it does make it harder. All shall pass though i suppose, my grades are looking great, A's and B's so i have that to cheer me up. I don't really have much to complain about though, my life's pretty good compared to most people, at least i'm relatively pleased with it.
It's 2 amAnd i can't sleep because i forgot what time it was and continued to drink mountain dew. So, i figured i'd update you on what i've been up to.
I'm in Massachusetts right now on Christmas vacation, and man it's good to be home. College has been going well, all A's except for a B in algebra, but i'm pretty happy with that considering math was never my strong suit. The girly and i are still together and better than ever after our first semester away from home together, (I stuck it out due to spite for you, Tomii) although we're both planning on moving back to Massachusetts after next semester.
The school i'm going to, Fort Lewis College, is about twice as expensive than the local college i want to attend. This is because i'm an out of stater and... well it's just a lot more expensive. Due to the economy and for the sake of my sanity i'll be moving back to be, closer to home, my family, friends, etc.
Going to college half way across the country, away from anybody i knew (except for my girlfriend who came with me, or whom i came with depending on who you ask) and pretty much anything familiar to me was one of the most difficult things i had to do. Colorado's great, it's always sunny and the snowboarding's amazing, what little i enjoyed. Oh, i forgot to mention about a month and a half ago i went to a mountain about 2 hours away from the campus to go snowboarding with a buddy and ended up breaking my collar bone! I'd never broken a bone before and it sure was weird to hear it scraping around. The grinding sounded like when you step on a couple inches of fresh powder, just take a minute to think about that. I had to get taken down the hill on a sled which was pretty gnarly, but luckily it was a single clean break and it doesn't feel that bad right now.
I don't really know what i'm leaving out since i'm becoming more tired as i keep writing and i'm not going back and looking at what i've written. What do you want to know? What have you guys been up to? Is RvB funny again or what?
I'm going to Fort Lewis college in Durango, Colorado. I'm moving out there with my girlfriend Meaghan and one of her friends, who are both staying in the dorm right next to me. I'll be majoring in Psych, and i'm going to be very broke. I'm leaving Aug. 26th, wish me luck!
About Meaghan. I met her in 8th grade when she came to my school and i just graduated with her this year. At first i wasn't too crazy about her but there always seemed to be something special or different about her, something always telling me to pay more attention to her. We started going out almost 6 months ago (in 3 days) after developing a friendship for about 3 years. She loves the out doors and we started to hang out outside of school by snowboarding. She's basically the opposite of me and i have no idea how she thinks but somehow we don't have any trouble reading each other without there having to be a word. I told her i loved her towards the end of the school year and several weeks later she begrudgingly admitted it too.
CollegeI'm writing this to sort out my thoughts, i know it's somewhat long and i'm not too active on RvB anymore so i don't expect a grand response. So this is my problem: too many decisions.
I've applied to two colleges, a local one by the name of Fitchburg State College with a good psychology dept. (it's what i'm planning to major in) and one way out in Colorado called Fort Lewis that would be awesome for snowboarding. I've recently been planning to go to Fitchburg State because of convenience and lack of money and because they've already accepted me, but that would be too simple wouldn't it?
The story im about to tell is one that's been told many times and will probably make people who have already experienced it roll their eyes at my naivety. My girlfriend also applied to Fort Lewis and is dying to get away from home, she's currently in Colorado visiting the college and will be back... i'm not sure, Monday maybe. We already talked about this and she doesn't want her college decision to affect mine, she even went as far as to say that if i went to Fort Lewis for her that she would break up with me. The problem, of course, is that we would be a nation apart if she went to Fort Lewis and i stayed in Massachusetts. I would get to see her whenever she visited in the summer and on vacations, though i doubt i'd be able to see her as much as she estimated because flying back and forth like that is pretty pricey.
My choices: - Stay in Massachusetts and have a long term relationship, get to see my girlfriend in the summer and the occasional vacation - Go to Fort Lewis in Colorado
What's wrong with going to Colorado? Well i haven't heard back from Fort Lewis regarding my admission status (though if i made the deadline i should have no problem getting into the school). I would have to live on campus, as opposed to living at home which is what i would do with Fitchburg State. It's a completely new environment and i don't do well with change outside of my immediate control. I already have all my financial aid figured out for Fitchburg State but not for Fort Lewis. I have to make a decision soon because the deadlines are coming up.
Why would i want to go to Colorado? I would get to see my girlfriend all i wanted (yes i know it's naive and the chances of us lasting [or of me having a long lasting relationship to begin with] are minuscule, i know my situation isn't special). I'd have A LOT more freedom. It's Colorado, and friggin sweet. I could snowboard at some of the best mountains in America. I was thinking about going out there before this relationship was started so it's not like she is the only driving force behind this decision.
I didn't write this for advice, but if you were interested enough to read it then i'd be glad to hear any input you might have.
And it looks like i'll be able to pay them AND go to South Carolina. Oh yeah, i'm going to South Carolina on the 2nd and coming back the... 5th? I think? I wouldn't have gotten to go because i have to pay for my own meals and stuff, but i've been working a lot this past week and it looks like i wont starve. *HIGH FIVE SLAP HANDS SLAP HANDS*