I’m going to admit it…I was really sad Saturday morning (the 12th). I woke up and looked at my overstuffed little suitcase and realized I was leaving again. I looked at all my books, all of my clothes and pictures, all of my stuffed animals (don’t judge. They’re cuddly.) and I felt an immense desire to stay here. Most of my more random trinkets had been packed away in storage so as to avoid unnecessary dust collection but this room was still my sanctuary. I wasn’t ready to leave. I had a quick breakfast and was able to say goodbye to my mom and siblings and of course my precious doggies and then my dad and I departed. I waved goodbye to the house and we were off. The whole journey back was pretty rough even though one of my best friends, Montana, was on my flight. We talked and talked about the lives we had temporarily returned to and I kept thinking back to my warm bed and my warm family and how I wasn’t there.
I spent Saturday night with my roommate Emily and her family. They live very close to campus and were so, so kind. Then, Sunday morning, Em and I returned to OWU. The second my key slid into our room’s lock, my homesickness diminished. A sense of calm hit me and I remembered that this place, though very different from Aurora, is my new home. I have spectacular friends and exciting adventures around every corner here. There were some definite new semester jitters but it was a familiar feeling, one I could deal with. Lauren and then Frisia returned later that afternoon and the four of us began to re-set our room, unpacking and cleaning up. And everything was simple and good. I’ve settled back in without a hitch and am eager for this new semester to begin!
Best of luck to all!
This is my dog Dodger! He’s part terrier, part kangaroo, and part coyote. He’s kind of a stinker but he is so, so loved.
Ah, the holidays are drawing to a close but a bit of freedom still remains. I hope everyone has been having a fantastic time, whether they are at home or traveling. I hope everyone has been safe and healthy. And I hope most of all that everyone was able to spend time with the people they love.
Families can be crazy. And sometimes that craziness is exactly what you need to feel right again.They can be loud and messy. They can be wild and hilarious. They can be nosy and caring. And they can be as comfortable as a warm fire on a very cold night. I’m sure there are problems that arise, old issues that resurface or new dilemmas. There may be tension from having been away or maybe sadness at having to leave again. But it is important to remember that home is truly where the heart is. Enjoy the time you have together, even if only for an hour. Look at your loved ones and be reminded of the deep bonds that connect you. Appreciate all that you’ve been given and never stop having fun.
My family and I went to Telluride, Colorado for some of break. My cousins and their families, my grandma, my aunt and uncle, and the five Stevensons’. In total there were seventeen of us in a big-but-not-big-enough condo. Most of us went skiing (I actually snowboarded) while a couple stayed home with the really young ones. I’ve been skiing since I was about four but have recently picked up boarding just as a challenge. I’m decent and haven’t broken a helmet in over two years so I think I’m improving! For those of who haven’t visited the Colorado mountains, I highly suggest you do so. You don’t have to ski or board or even stay overnight. Just drive through and try not to lose your breath.
Have a wonderful time with what remains of break and I look forward to seeing everyone in the new semester!
Since this Saturday I have spent over fifty hours in the library. Luckily it’s very pleasant there, with four levels and a cafe. It’s also quieter than any library you have ever encountered before, I promise you that.
It’s getting a bit nippy out as if reminding me that Colorado is just a week away! Finals are next week…it’s hard to believe my first semester of college is nearing an end! My classes are all set up for next semester and I’m actually really excited for them. I have some pretty big plans for next semester. And for the next three years too I guess.
Good luck to all who have tests! Or papers or presentations or games or just life in general.
This is the fountain outside of the library. It might be hard to see but there is a B.E.A.UUUUtiful layer of ice on the surface of it.
One of the best things about OWU is also a semi-sad thing. It is this: at any given moment, on any given day, something exciting is happening. It might be a poker tournament or a soccer game or a march of sorts. It could be a Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser or a movie night or a dance party. The possibilities seem endless as to what events will transpire. There will be charity events and balls and sporting events and orchestral concerts. We have speakers visiting the campus all the time and there are plenty of opportunities to speak with Alumni and other professionals about life after college. This is all very exciting, but also a bit unfortunate in that there is absolutely no way to go to every single event! I mean, of all the problems to have, this is definitely not the worst one. But still, trying to decide between a pancake dinner and a basketball game isn’t as easy as it may seem.
Finals are coming up quite rapidly. Time to hit the library! Best of luck to everyone who has any form of testing coming up!
Well hello there! My name is Karson Stevenson and this is my brand-spanking new blog! This is a rather new concept for me so bear with my stumbling around a bit. I suppose I’d better start with a quick introduction about who I am and what this blog will be about.
I’m a freshman at Ohio Wesleyan University. I’m an honors student on the field hockey team and am in several clubs. I’m planning on double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. I really like to meet new people and try new things, which is actually one of the main reasons this blog has come into existence. I hope that, through my words and pictures, everyone who stops by will be able to get a glimpse into the life of an OWU student. I want you all to be able to see the things I experience, the events that motivate me and inspire me. I want to share my life here with everyone out there.
Please fee free to comment and/or ask questions. This blog is as much for you as it is for me!