oh my goodness. I have been here exactly 2 weeks today and it feels like 2 months. It’s so crazy. And pardon me for a little shout out- family, I miss you! a lot.
Ok now, on with the updates. School is hard. It’s true, people at King’s really are smart and the classes really are difficult. But the teachers really are good, too. Right now I would have to say that my favorite class is College Writing 1 because we discuss a lot and analyze a lot. It’s still pretty hard though…in fact I should be writing my second paper right now but frankly, I don’t want to. :)
As far as socially and emotionally, it’s weird because it hasn’t been that hard or lonely for me here. I’m not sure whether to just appreciate that, or fear/anticipate those feelings of loneliness. I’d say theres a good bit of both thankfulness and worry inside of me, which I think might just be okay. One of my top 3 fears coming into college has been not finding people that I can relate to, or people who understand me. Now, I’m not saying I’ve found these deep, life long friendships already. But for the most part, people here get me. The parts of me that I’ve shared are understood I think, which is just SO freeing because it literally takes off burdens. I can’t wait to keep discovering community here. And speaking of community….
I’ve done so many fun things with them this week! Tuesday, we went to the Brooklyn Bridge and walked across it and it was SO beautiful. It was nighttime, and so we could see the whole city lit up. So awesome. Then last night, we went to the Williamsburg Bridge also at night and got a different view of the city. It was so pretty and my favorite part was this wall of graffiti.
I didn’t take this picture, but it is a picture of the same wall just in the daytime. I love it. And then today we went back to Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Flea! Which is a flea market there, and by far my favorite place I’ve been since I’ve been here. Oh my gosh it was so beautiful (I know I over use beautiful but until I find a better word thats just how it’s gonna be). Brooklyn in general is gorgeous. I was walking around and just thinking about how pleasant it felt, how pleasant I felt, and how content I was. I seriously could have just looked at the city there all day, and just watched. And I very much plan to do that.
I also officially started my New York City to-do list which 1) gets me very exited and 2) makes me so less overwhelmed with the BILLIONS of things to do here! I mean it… billions. Here’s a sneak peak: The Candle Cafe, Peoples Revolution, Nylon Magazine, NYU, Columbia, Niagra Falls, the Financial District, Cafe Lalo. Theres so much more, and the list only continues to grow.