Warning: This is long but it’s worth it. :*
So exactly a week ago I finished my Freshman Fall. *proceeds to shmoney* Woohoo! It was definitely an interesting experience. I tried some new things, like dyeing my hair and economics(eww), and I learned a lot of things, like never to take economics and to manage my time a lot better. But, interestingly enough I don’t regret anything. Maybe it’s because I’m writing this at 5 AM but I’m glad I made the choices, both bad and good, this semester.
Brightly Colored Hair is the New Ombre
Definitely one of the best decisions I made was to dye my hair.I started the semester with a brown bob and blonde tips and ended with teal hair. I started dyeing my hair after senior year in June when I decided to dye my ends purple. Instead of turning purple, it came out blue. My original plan was to dye my hair purple and I had to stick to it. So after about a month or two I decided to cut my hair into a sleek bob. Unfortunately due to unforeseen obstacles AKA my parents, I couldn’t dye my hair yet. But, of course that didn’t stop me so a week after I got to college I dyed it purple. Even though I love the purple, I had to experiment more so I dyed it teal right before Thanksgiving. I’ve had the teal hair for a month and I’m already searching for another one. So who knows what color hair I will have next year.
From Caviar to Cardboard
Now onto one of the worst decisions I made this year: spending so much money. The majority of my money this semester went towards food and I have a good reason. The Berg, short for Annenberg, which is the freshman dining hall, is horrible. I cannot tell a lie. The food is badddddd, especially when I used to home cook all my meals, hence the “From Caviar to Cardboard”. To cope with this cardboard, I started buying food and a lot of it. Even though my stomach rejoiced, my bank account proceeded to weep. So I did what any responsible 18-year-old would do; I complained to my parents who sent me huge care packages(see below). Thank the Lawd. (No I don’t mean Lord. I mean Lawd.) I did also do the responsible thing and get a job. So now I got my own income plus parents income. #blessed
But Why Did I Think I Was An Economist?!
I had promised myself in high school that I would try new things in college. Sadly, I kept that promise. One of the “new things” I decided to try was microeconomics or what we Harvardians call Ec10. *groans* I honestly have no words for my experience so I will simply use a picture to explain how I felt.
Oh the Many Beautiful Sunrises I Saw
In high school I rarely if ever pulled an actual all-nighter. The latest I ever went to bed was 4 AM, which seems early compared to the times I go to sleep at now. *sigh* However, that all changed when college attacked. In total, this semester I pulled at least 5 or 6 all nighters. I learned two things from this. One, I can write a decent paper in a night. Two, I do not want to interact with humans after an all-nighter.
So I learned quite a few things this semester so I decided to create some New Year’s Resolutions for myself
To Me From Me
- No procrastination. None. Okay maybe a little…
- Meet more people. Make more friends. Just bribe them with baked goods.
- Don’t spend anymore money. Save it and then spend it all on clothes.
- Go the gym. No more love handles!
- Read more books…okay at least make an attempt. Making lists count too.
- Try new things but not too many new things at the same time.
- Be more daring and adventurous. Get those piercings and tattoos!
- ENJOY COLLEGE!! There’s actually only 7 semesters left before you have to enter the real world(eww) so enjoy it.
- Keep twerking. You’ll get it eventually.
To end this post I decided to add some pictures showing the highlights of my Freshman Fall. I met some of the greatest people this semester and I know I’ll keep meeting more.
Me and the roomies right before Convocation
Me and the “real roomies”
A necessary decoration by the room door
Another necessary decoration on the room door
My photo shoot for Harvard’s fashion magazine
Brown at Brown University
Day 19 of #ThisIsWhatALatinxLooksLike
What is something some people don’t always understand about your identity?
Fuerza Latina Latinx Heritage Month Dinner
Halloween with the fav
Bday Celebrations with Squadd
Harvard-Yale Weekend with the lovelies
Spending Time with the Besties back home
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