and here we are

December 17, 2009 at 1:39 am Leave a comment

By, oh, probably 9:00 tomorrow I will be done.

With my first semester at Penn State.

With my first semester as a college girl.

With my first round of finals. 

With the five courses that have called my name for the last few months.

And I will officially be a froshmore.  🙂  AKA, I’ll be a second-semester freshman – but credits-wise, I’ll be a sophomore. 

And I will be home tomorrow.

And I will see my little sister tomorrow, and my family, and my friends soon, and it will be Christmastime!!!  Oh, I’m so excited. 

I also have concrete evidence – in case, you know, anyone was in doubt – that I am indeed an extrovert.  I love people.  I get recharged by people.  And over the past few days, when everyone has been either gone or cramming their heads off, it’s been rather boring and miserable around here.  I haven’t had that much studying  yesterday and today, and when even your roommate is gone to find some place to cram, and you need the internet and don’t have wireless and have to stay in your room – well, let’s just say I felt very socially deprived and drove myself nuts.  How do people stand single rooms?  My kind mother hastened to make sure that I still liked myself and all that, as she didn’t want me to turn into on of those people who are so terrified of being alone that they must have people around all the time. 

“Mom, I like my time alone.  I like silence.  But when you are the only person you have seen all day, and you’ve been in a 12 x 10 room all day, I think that’s enough to drive anyone batty!” 

My sister found a few bizarre texts and facebook messages, I think.  She should be grateful that two friends rescued me from my social deprivation and boredom by eating dinner with me tonight.  So I haven’t officially lost it – yet. 

I’m so excited to go home!  And so grateful that I’ve made it this far. 

Looking back, I’m so amazed at how smooth the transition has been.  I was absolutely terrified of college.  And I really, really didn’t want to go.  Now, I’m comfortable with it.  I still don’t want my breaks to be over as soon as they are, but I like it here, too.  I’m getting comfortable, working on finding my little niche.  I know my time here is going to fly. 

And now…it’s time to pack a bit.  And study a bit.  And get to bed, because I have an 8:00 a.m. exam.  (My first 8 a.m. anything of the semester!  Not bad.  And I like having early exams).  And as I’ve been tramping all over the web this week, I found this beautiful poem by Maya Angelou that I wanted to share:

Christians
by Maya Angelou

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not shouting ‘I’m clean livin”
I’m whispering ‘I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.’
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I still feel the sting of pain..
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner Who received God’s good grace, somehow!

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