Sunday, January 10, 2010

Move In Day!!!!

Ever since elementary school I have dreamed of this day. One of the main reasons I wanted to go to college was that you whenever you needed to go to the bathroom you could just walk out. Not thinking about the school work and all the other steps I would have to go through first to get there. Heck, I still had middle school and high school to go through. It was a challenge but I made it.

Graduation, a breath of fresh air so you think. Graduating from high school is now your time to hustle if you have plans togo to college. That part time job now turns into a full time job so you can start saving money for yourself, cause your parents are not going to provide for you, you are now considereda full adult. Oh and don't think this money is going to be used for your wants it's now going to be toward your needs. Since I now live in a apartment style dorm, not only did I have to buy books I had to buy food, tolietries, towels, cooking supplies, etc. Basically my point is that you have to buy things that you would buy if you were own your own do not depend on the others you are going to live with.

Move in day. By this time you should have all your important belongings packed and ready to go. Move in usually begins 8 in the morning and the early bird gets the worm so be there as soon as you can and get enough rest the night before. It's very important that as soon as you move claim what you want but still be mindful of the others that have not moved in yet. If you are the type to be quiet and take whatever is left over you need to grow out of it and let it be known that you are a mature adult that demands as much respect as anyone human being.

Once your all moved in take the opportunity to get to know your roommates, you are about to live with these people for the next 9 months for the moment this is, your new family don't be a stranger. In the meantime try to get to know people in your dorm hall no rush though, it's nice to watch people and see if you should keep them as a associate or is it really someone you want to get to know. Also don't forget to look out for the sexies and call dibs lol :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Introduction

For my first time blogging I plan to focus on dorm life. What I plan to share with my audience are some of my experiences I have had as a person, minority, and a African American female. I noticed that most dorm life topics are about the basic that you may know through common sense such as: moving in, picking out the right bed, etc. I plan to tell the truth with out to much exposure because there are some things that you just have to experience on your own.

I currently attended a pro-dominantly white school and I have had my share or acts of racism. At first I did not recognize them because they were being made by someone I considered as a friend and it never really happened on a daily basis. So this main topic will be the realization of who you can call your true friend. Another topic that corresponds with this is realizing some type of racism when that person committing these acts does not. Instead of getting upset for the person or feeling sorry for them just remember that it's not their fault completely, it's just the way they were brought up and the type of environment they're from, remember everyone is not from the same place you are.

Some other things I would like to share is to be aware of the different personalities you are about to encounter. No matter where you're from you have to remember that you don't know who your actually dealing with, you don't know the background they came from or anything so even if someone seems like a bitch (mostly said for the females) just ignore it as best you can. In most situations when you try to handle things on your own, and you knew of another mature way to take care of it, it usually doesn't end well for you and whoever else is involved.

Don't be afraid to talk to your roommates. The lack of communication can really interrupt the relationship between you and your roommates. Even if it's to tell them you don't like them tell them but make sure you have a legitimate reason as to why you really don't care for them and do it in a nice way. 

Now, please don't get the wrong impression every experience I have had in college has not always been bad. It has taught me a lot of responsibility and has really helped with my networking skills, also it has really helped when dealing with a variety of personalities. Now most of my blogs are not going to be based on this topic for the simple fact that, I feel it's now time for something new to be talked about and I'm the one to do so. Well wish me luck here I go enjoy.