Saturday, August 27, 2011

everyone likes tacos.

    Living in an apartment with friends really opens your eyes to how different you all are. My philosophies are so different from my friends and sometimes it's really frustrating. It's going to take some serious patience in some instances for me to handle things. I'm trying to keep an open mind that just because things aren't done how I'm used to doesn't mean they don't work and even if my way is more efficient or whatever, I can't expect my roommates to abide by what I've grown up with. Habits are hard to change...including my own. I reuse ziplock bags; my roommates throw them away. I cook things differently than they do. We all have different opinions about using our cellphones at the table while we're eating together. They like to throw cloth napkins in the wash after one use; I just fold it so the dirty part is on the inside. Y'all probably don't care what we do differently, but it's just helping me realize the differences and where I need to remember to take 2 breaths or something before reacting.     
    This probably sounds like everything that my roommates do, I don't like and that's totally not true. There are a lot of ways in which we have the same thoughts and ways, but it's obviously the ones that vary that I notice more and need to consciously make a note of to not freak out about it everytime.
It's just been on my mind lately as we've been grocery shopping and cooking and whatever together.      
   Ahh life. It's a beautiful thing. I'm excited for this semester to live life together with my roomies who are some of my favorite people here at Baylor. I'm ready to get involved in things around campus and get my life in some semblance of a working, well oiled life. But I'm open to spontaneity and fun adventures; I don't want to become a person who just stays holed up inside and by myself. I'm hoping I'll be able to branch out and make friends in my classes that I'll be friends with outside of class.
This year is going to be fabulous. Let's eat some tacos. [that's what we had for dinner tonight. noms. actually it was more like taco salad, but regardless, it was tasty.]

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

back in the wack

Welp, yesterday it was goodbye Indiana and hello Texas, where I was greeted by a beautiful expanse of dryland and excessive temperatures. Lovin' life, let me tell you. Actually, haven't been outside past walking out of the airport to my ride and out of my ride to my temporary home for yesterday and today. haha.
It's good to be back in the wack, got to see several friends last night so that was lovely, but I feel like I didn't get to properly say goodbye to Indiana. Leaving snuck up on me so quickly; I packed everything the day before I left and missed out on seeing a handful of people one last time till Christmas.
However, the point of this post is not going to be me being all sad I'm not home anymore. This is home. sort of. It'll take some getting used to again, but I'm glad I'm here and excited for things to get rolling here. It's gonna be a swell semester, I know. I am so appreciative of all the wonderful people I know down here who are there to help me and house me and feed me and love on me. It's really fabulous.
I'm excited to hopefully meet new people, people who live nearer to IN preferrably. =) Funny, on my flight from Dallas to Waco yesterday there were so many Baylor folk[yeah I just said folk..] and the guy I sat next to is a sophomore too and he was from California. We didn't exchange names..whoops. But the story is that the girl across from us was wearing a Purdue sweatshirt and I asked her if she was from Indiana or what when we got off the plane; sadly she was from Chicago, not Indy, but she was looking at Baylor for grad school and knew people at Purdue and I just thought that was so great. I love meeting people who aren't from Texas. Haha
Here's to a joyous semester of friends and fun and hot weather..hah without complaining! =)
I'm off to spend some time with Harry Potter, so if you'll excuse me. I don't wanna miss the Hogwarts Express. =) [wow. I'm so lame. haha]