So currently I’m back home in the Bay Area. I just want to say that Riverside is getting alot better as time is going. I’ve been getting to know some real amazing people and everything is just getting more enjoyable. I’ve also been able to reconnect and spend alot more time with my grandparents which we both really enjoy. Finals wasn’t bad at all. I actually really enjoyed it. Towards the end of the quarter I was actually getting really lazy but then when finals came I stepped it up and I actually aced my finals!! It felt amazing. Now that I’m back home I also realized that going away for school also makes me appreciate alot of things just because I’ve been away from it for so long. College is actually going really well for me. Sometimes I even miss it when I’m away for a couple days.
Recently I’ve been obsessed with my work and creative outlet. Right now it is 3:09 am and I can not fall asleep no matter how hard I try. It seems like this surge of motivation is part of a college thing. It’s almost as if there’s nothing else to do but fulfill dreams and complete my identity.
I’ve been noticing how powerful social media is in this generation. I want to put myself out there and learn to market my talent and hardwork. I began by brainstorming ideas late at night especially around this time. I want to create a series of photos called the “College” series. Before I came to college I had so many ideas that proved to be only myths. I want to represent college through my eyes with this series. Here is my first piece.
Weekends here are getting more and more fun. Getting closer to everyone in the hall has made everything seem so much homier. There’s actually a lot of things to do here and instead of feeling gloomy and reminiscent it’s actually a lot more fun to explore and learn new things. Especially since studying takes such a toll on me. Going out and exploring is a nice get away and it is actually what I came down here to do. Also getting back in touch with my creative side (photography) has reopened the world I used to dream of living. I’ve been so preoccupied that taking pictures has become a nuisance instead of a fun hobby. I need to change that thought process and make it more of an everyday habit. Photography is essentially what I love doing and it also may be what I may be doing for the rest of my life.
It’s been officially a week of college now and its been going by so slow. I’ve been getting super homesick sometimes out of no where. School is fun though. Professors are extremely chill and the workload although its more than high school, seems much easier.
People here are pretty chill, most of them will talk back and make an effort to become friends. Roommates are chill too. I can’t imagine there to be much drama the upcoming year with any of them. The gym sucks though, I miss 24. Although 24 would get super packed sometimes, this gym is gets even more packed. We have abut 10 benches and they still get packed. It’s also very small and condensed. There definitely are alot more big guys here too.
Really looking forward to go back home.