Being Back at College

After taking a semester abroad, I didn’t know what to expect when I came back to my home university. There’s a lot less excitement, a lot more classes, and it’s back to normal life. It’s been a real wake up call compared to Ireland.

Now, I am trying not to be one of those people who dwell on their experiences abroad and how much better they were than those in America. This semester won’t be any easier if I just keep looking back at what an amazing time I had while I was away.

Getting back into the swing of things at school has been busy. I came back on a Sunday, had four classes and work that Monday. Life is busy. I’m taking a lot of credits this semester since I dropped a class last semester. I just want to make up for it now rather than next year, honestly I just want the easiest senior year possible.

Friendship and professional relationship wise it was really easy coming back. I think it helped that I talked to Eric most days while I was away, and then over winter break as well. I didn’t feel like I missed anything in their lives to catch up on, he kept me in the loop for the most part. I kept in touch with my adviser while I was away as well, so there wasn’t a lot I needed to tell her either. I think my transition back has been rather simple for the most part.

The weirdest thing about being back is 1) not seeing my new friends every day, and 2) seeing people I’ve never seen before every day. I guess at a lot of schools number two wouldn’t really be that big of a deal, but I go to a very small school where you usually at least recognize everyone if you don’t know them personally, now I don’t recognize or know so many people because a whole class entered the school while I was gone, and it’s just really weird walking around. The first week was almost surreal, it didn’t feel like my school anymore, now I feel back to normal.

I’m glad to be back, I’m glad to be back in a normal routine and schedule. I hope that you’re all having wonderful semesters so far!

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Late Night Blogging with Mary: Part 19

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It’s been officially over a month since I’ve done an LNBM, which means that bloggers block is fading away, we will see if that sticks once school picks up on Monday. Eek. However, because of that, I feel  like there hasn’t been a life update in a while.

I start classes on Monday, that’s insane. My break has flashed by in the blink of an eye, which is good and bad. Good because I hate waiting for things, bad because I didn’t get to do half the things I wanted to do. That’s partially because I got way more hours over break than I did over the summer, which is really good, but I’m also very tired.

Also, I can’t believe I’m going back to my school tomorrow. I spent all of last semester saying to my friends “oh I don’t go there” to be funny, but like now it feels almost weird to be going back. I’m afraid I’m not going to know anyone, which is stupid because my school has like just over a thousand students, so that’s only like 300 or so that I won’t recognize. However, I also switched buildings, which I realize I’m about to sound very stupid, but there’s like a whole new system I have to learn. I don’t know which showers to use, there’s going to be different people in the halls, it’s just going to be different. It feels kind of weird just walking into school in the middle of the year, I know it’s a new semester, it just feels strange.

I am so excited for a routine again. I have a babysitting job lined up for next semester. I just have schedule that will be generally the same everyday and I’m really looking forward to it. There’s something that I really look forward to about starting back up again. While there are certain classes that I’m really nervous about, there are also a lot that I’m really excited for. I’m glad that I’m finally done with all of my gen eds and I’m finally like moving up into just classes for my major and then classes I actually want to take.

I guess this post could have been called “back to school” but it’s past 7 pm so it’s technically LNBM. When do you go back to school? Some people are already back, some people still have a week or two, they took a week away from us, so I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little upset, but maybe it’s for the best!

Okay, now it’s bed time, I’m leaving at 7 am tomorrow!

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End of Semester + More Questions

I took both of my finals today and packed and cleaned and worked on Christmas presents. I’m still not done cleaning/packing/making presents and I’m also very tired. I think the stress has been keeping me up and making me unable to sleep so I’m ready for bed but I’m going to try and finish a Christmas project first. So I thought that this is excuse enough for me to do some more of the questions from yesterday.

Do you miss anyone? I miss my family and soon I’ll be home and I’ll probably miss my friends.

Have you kissed three or more people in one night? No, nor do I intend on ever doing that.

Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed? No.

24: Are you good at hiding your feelings? I think kind of, if you know me pretty well you probably can tell when I am hiding something.

Have you ever cried from being so mad? I am an angry cryer which I hate because it makes the anger seem less significant.

Who did you last see in person? I guess Eric, which is weird because he left like four hours ago which means that I haven’t left my room or talked to anyone in person in four hours. 

Are you listening to music right now? No, I’m actually sitting in silence for once. 

What is something you currently want right now? Pizza and cuddles. Which is odd because I’m not a cuddly person but I’m getting pizza tomorrow so that’s cool.

What is the last thing you said out lot? “Crap I forgot to unplug the fridge.”

How is your heart lately? Fine? I don’t really understand this question.

Do you wear the hood on your hoodie? If I’m alone in my room yes but not really in public unless it’s raining or something.

Are you wearing socks? No, I don’t like to wear socks at night. 

What do people call you? Most people call me Mary. Some opt for Mare, my mom Mary Girl, I feel like there are some others you could throw in there but they aren’t coming to mind.

Will you talk to the person you like tonight? Sadly I do not like anyone.  My life is too boring so this question does not apply. 

Are there any stressful situations in your life? I’m waiting on grades and that always stresses me out. 

Who did you last share a bed with? Eric was over and we were sitting in my bed but if this question means sleeping I’m not sure. My guess would be the last time I had a sleepover with one of my friends but I honestly can’t remember who that would be.

Did you do something bad today? I don’t do bad things. I wish I did sometimes because my life would be more interesting but it’s not.

When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you? These questions are very funny when one of your best friends is of the opposite sex, so again this was Eric. It was maybe goodbye for the semester if we don’t see each other before I leave tomorrow.

39: Do you get stressed out easily? Hahahahahahaha yes. I get stressed out about the stupidest stuff. 

40: Will you sing today?  Not sure the day is almost over it depends on if I feel like opening my mouth or not. 

I’m going to finish a little Christmas project and I would like you all to hope that when I go to get my package tomorrow it’s here. It has presents inside and I really hope it gets here in time. Note to self if you’re pushing the days you’re leaving get it sent home not to school *rolls eyes at self*.

How did finals go?

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Things I’m Looking Forward to About Going Home

The year is winding down as is the semester so I’m sure by now a lot of you are home or leaving soon, I still have until Thursday maybe Friday depending on if my package gets here in time or not. So I also wrote this first sentence way before 1 am when I finishing this post and I no longer remember where I was going with this soo this is now really awkward since I have nothing to say. Jk I have it now.

For some reason I’m not looking forward to going home like I used to. I used to get really excited every time I went home and I think that’s because I used to be uncomfortable here but now I’m not. Sometime I would say more comfortable, not that I don’t miss my family, but because it’s routine. Everyday I wake up and essentially do the same thing and see the same people every day or every other day.

Anyway, there are some things that I am really looking forward to when I go home:

  • Seeing my sisters and my parents
  • Seeing my extended families
  • Painting pottery at a reasonable price
  • Possibly going to Candy Cane Lane
  • Celebrating Christmas
  • Maybe relaxing with a book that I get to read for fun
  • Homemade food that I don’t have to guess whether or not it’s real
  • A comfortable bed (or couch depending on where I sleep)
  • Decorating the Christmas tree
  • Eating
  • Not being stressed about school (jk I have study abroad apps ha)

That’s about it. What are you guys looking forward to? Also, how are finals going?

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I have arrived…

Well I accidently deleted this the first time I wrote this, yep that better not be a startish type thing of my week. Anyway I just returned to school so I figured I would write about that.  I left this afternoon at like 12:30 and then I had to stop to pee because I can’t drive by myself for more than an hour without stopping, ask Lindsay, she thinks I’m dumb. Anyway, I got here, my friend Rachel helped me move my stuff in and then I had the unfortunate task of unpacking.  If you are going home for a break, do not overpack like me because then you have to unpack and it’s the worse.

So being back at school comes with adjustments that I’m going to have to readjust to school life. I can’t believe that I was home for a whole month, it feels like it was so short. Well I need to finish this and go to bed soon because I have my first 8:30 class tomorrow (unless it gets canceled because of the snow we’re supposed to get) and that means I have to get up at 7:30 to shower and get breakfast so yeah, that’ll be an adjustment to the 9-10 times I have been waking up at all over break.

I also have to adjust to actually talking to people who aren’t Katie, Lindsay, Jade, Lauren, Hannah, or some other friends from back home and to talking to people who I don’t alway like… It’s just annoying and trying to like get stuff done and people wanting to talk to me. Like what a bother. Okay sorry about that.

Oh, also my roommate might be moving out. That’s new. She wants to go live with her friend, so I might be alone for the rest of the semester. This might be nice because I’ll have the room to myself, but it might also get lonely, we should see how this goes.

Well this is a dumb short post and I apologize about that, however it’s been a day and I’m gonna leave it at that. Also, no trivia today because I don’t know where I put my calendar so yeah, extra tomorrow, yay!

XOXO

Mary

Almost Done.

I can’t believe that break is almost over and I didn’t even do half the things I wanted to do.  I didn’t have nearly as many sleepovers or good times with my friends, about halfway through break I realized that I wouldn’t be able to read all the Harry Potter book I had to settle with the last one, I didn’t crochet at all, and I didn’t film nearly as many videos as I wanted to. I thought maybe the anxiety attacks would stop, but they didn’t, so that’s another stress to go back to. I can honestly say I don’t want to go back to school. There are some benefits of returning, like no work, but I kind of want a job because the money would be nice. It’s also nice to be away from home, like the town. I feel like when I go back this time I’m going to be a lot more homesick just because I don’t want to be there. I feel like this semester is going to be super crazy and stressful with a full class load, along with a four day trip to NYC (hopefully) with MUN, a long weekend visit to Boston to see Lindsay and obviously several visits home for not just work but occasions like my sister’s birthday, a wiffle-ball tournament, Easter and spring break (is now an appropriate time to start the count down?) so hopefully all of these exciting things will help the semester will go quickly and May 9 will come quickly and I will be home for a good three, almost four months. So next will be here soon sadly and I hope I will have a post, but I will also be getting settled into my dorm once again so it might be a little bit harder to blog but then I will hopefully be able to make it up hopefully.

So a little idea I just thought up for tomorrow’s tag Tuesday, would anyone be up for a question and answer? If so ask any questions you may have for me in the comments and whether or not tomorrow is long enough to be a Q and A I’ll answer it!

XOXO

Mary

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January 12: “Little Monsters”

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January 13: What strange Southeast Asian mammal smells like a fresh, hot buttered popcorn?

What’s going on with Mary?

Okay well to be honest this is taking a lot of thought because time is going so quickly but really slow at the same time.  This past week I worked a lot, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (a double overnight!), I saw a lot of friends, went to a neighbors house, celebrated New Years (that feels like forever ago!), and tired to sleep some. The week started out with some anxiety problems, but it eased up for the most part as the week went on, except for a little today. New Years Eve was rung in with friends, where we wrote our goals and ripped up everything bad that happened last year with the promise not to talk about it in a negative way again.  I ended up working an overnight last night due to a call off which turned my six hour shift into a 16 hour shift, yeah that was a little rough, but then I didn’t have to work this morning so that’s good I guess. So this week was pretty boring, and I’m looking forward to this upcoming very busy, but fun week where I should be able to see a lot of people.

Anyway so this week I need to film another regular video, and I think I’m going to find some sort of tag for that this week because I’m feeling lazy. I have off of work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday so those days are going to be filled with friends and trying to see as many people as possible. I also unfortunately have a family picture Sunday, but on the plus side I do get to go to Shady Maple with my cousin and his girlfriend for a good breakfast.  I honestly just can’t wait to have three days off and maybe take a second to breathe for once rather than just see a bunch of people. I’m also going over Lindsay’s on Tuesday to film some videos before we go back to college, which I’m not looking forward to, at least I still have another two weeks.

I can’t think of anything else I have to update you guys on for this week or the past week. Have an awesome week!

XOXO

Mary

See earlier post for the question of the day!

The Christmas Tag

The Questions:1.Whats Your Favorite Holiday Movie?

I would probably have to say the Santa Claus trilogy, they are so funny and I love Tim Allen. But I also really love all of the cheesy ABC  Family movies.
2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Color?

Red.
3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?

I stay in my PJs until my mom yells at me to change.
4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?

Whoever I get for pollianas on my dad’s side of the family because it would be really bad if I messed that tradition up.
5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?

We get to open two presents Christmas Eve, the one from pollianas and one from our parents which is always PJs to wear that night.
6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?

Yeah but I never actually eat them because I think the idea of everyone touching the supplies is really gross.
7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?

Relax, read, and hang out with my friends.
8. Any Christmas Wishes?

World Peace. Just kidding, I would like an external hard drive but I feel like it’s a weird thing to ask for so I probably won’t get one.  I do also wish that our government would stop being a bunch of dumb asses.
9. Favorite Christmas Smell?

Peppermint- yum :)

And the rest of the questions did not format right so I’ll leave you with this.  I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.

XOXO
Mary

P.S Here is a link to a video that I posted yesterday which also happens to be a different Christmas Tag! Enjoy! http://youtu.be/7RO4GiEu52Q