Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Day of Classes Eve- Tips for Freshman!

Hello lovelies! So, tomorrow is the first day of classes. Weird, I know right? I remember last year, I was so nervous for classes to start. Will my teachers be nice? Will I get a ton of work? Will I know anyone in my classes? Where are my classes? Trust me, all of these questions plus more ran through my head. To help settle you a little bit, here are some of my tips.

1. Take a deep breath. It will all be ok. Chances are, your professors understand that it is the first day of classes and are a little more lenient on the first day. All the teachers here at SMC are fantastic and there is nothing to worry about. They are all so nice and want to get to know you as much as possible. 

2. Expect work the first week. This is college by the way. There is work. No one said it was going to be a walk in the park. 

3. Chances are you will probably see some familiar face in your class, if not more than one. But if you don't, use it as an amazing opportunity to make a few new friends! YAY for new friends! 

4. Use today/ tonight to get your schedule out of your mailbox in the mail room. Go around to your classrooms just to be sure as to where they are. I did this last year and I believe it saved my life multiple times. It was so much easier to find the path that I would walk to classes by knowing beforehand where the classes were. Like I said earlier, professors know that it is the first day of classes and that you may be a little lost. So if you are a little late, don't stress, just don't make a habit of it! 

5. Eat a good breakfast! Don't skip breakfast. You need energy to get you through the day and you don't want your stomach to be rumbling in the middle of class. That really takes your attention away from the professor and puts it all on how hungry you are. 

6. Speak up! Professors want to get to know you. Also, some professors have participation grades, whether they mention it or not. Speaking up and volunteering in class can be the difference between a B+ and an A- in the long run. It is super important!

Those are some of my tips! I hope it helped calm you down a little bit. Just chill out, relax and don't stress. Everything will be fantastic!

Love and First day of classes eve,

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back At SMC

     Holy crapola, it has been ages since I have written. I totally apologize for that. So I am back up at school for preseason for rugby. I moved in yesterday to my new room in Alumni Hall and finally finished unpacking. It was so lovely to see all of my teammates again. I missed them all so much over the summer. It is kind of weird though. It feels like I never left. I guess it will hit me on Thursday when the class of 2017 start to move in and the whistles from the O- Leaders begin. It will be weird not being one of the "new kids". 
      My summer was beyond fantastic though. I worked at a sleep away summer camp in upstate CT and I could not have asked for a better summer. The people I met were amazing and I miss them to pieces being here at school. Thank goodness for technology so that I can keep in touch with all of them. The cool part was that the majority of my co-counselors came from all over the world. So for a girl that has never been out of the country, it was like going on a mini vacation all around the world. Camp had its ups and downs, but for the most part, it was the best time of my life. Who can say that they had the opportunity to work with hundreds of kids, got to dress up in all types of costumes and basically relive their childhood and be a big kid all summer? I can and that makes me the happiest person. Here are some pictures from my amazing time at camp! 
Pajama party in Shawnee cabin!

Girl Counselors!

Rachel and I before our final staff dinner!

Jordan and I got mixed up a lot. It is clearly because we look so much alike. *sarcasm*

Happy Olympics from Sam and I! (Harry Potter themed)

First night toga party!

I'm a professional at putting up tents as you can see. 

Goat Shirt day co-founders. 

The Lion King!


Final staff dinner with Todd. 

The amazing staff that I had the privilege of working with all summer. 

That's all I really have to say. For now I am relaxing in my bed before my second practice of the day. Feels good to be back home. I've missed ya SMC.

Love and camp memories,

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