So i discovered that the last journal entry i wrote here was about a year ago, before I was leaving for my freshman year at JMU. I remember I was absolutely terrified last time I left for school...and now I am beyond excited to leave again. Some turn around.
So, a recap:
First semester of freshman year was kinda rough. I wasn't making as many friends as I thought I would be, and I was really lonely and my classes weren't that great, and I was incredibly homesick. Plus, I was living in the shittiest dorm on campus; I know that sounds exaggerated, but if you knew the shit we had to go through in that building you would totally agree.
Second semester was...so much better. I finally found a core group of friends and started talking to more people, and found a major i'm really interested in. Plus i took my first art class ever and I can see a major improvement from my work before, during, and after the class.
This year I'm rooming with one of my best friends
and living in close proximity to the others (in a much MUCH nicer dorm) and I'm taking more interesting classes. I've been working on my art over the summer and I've sat down and really started working on my novel. I am so pumped, I'm literally counting down the days until i move in. I look back on that last journal entry and how I was so afraid of leaving my hometown, and now that I've lived at JMU, I miss JMU a hell of a lot more than this small town. Where my family is will always be my home, hands down, but JMU is definitely my second home, even when I told myself it never would be.
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