So tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I started film school. And honestly, everything is great. It was weird at first not knowing anyone, but after two weeks I have several people that I could call to hang out with anytime. For supper I'm meeting a girl I met who I bonded with over Harry Potter. Thanks, J.K.R. (again). <3
In terms of the actual school part, it feels like it's too good to be true sometimes. Though I am really ready to start taking more film classes instead of... anything else really, I can genuinely say that I like all my classes this semester. Psychology, writing, history, and film. It also helps that I haven't met any insufferable professors who make everything horrible lol. My film class is very basic of course, but I still love it. I am never not excited to learn about filmmaking even if I already know what we're going over. It'll be really fun to actually be challenged in my future classes.
Before going to UCA, I never really did any extracurricular activities. For four whole years. My first year, I was suffering from depression and barely ever left my bed to attend class, much less anything else. The next two years, I was living off campus and had about $500 in bills to pay every month, so I worked all the time. And last year I lived in the middle of nowhere, four hours from my college while I took online classes.
This time I want to do it right. I want to live the college life that I always pictured in my head. I wanna be involved, and busy (but not just with work), and have friends from more than one small circle. I know nothing ever turns out perfectly the way you imagine it in your head, but I'm also figuring out that it'll never even get close if you don't try. So I joined the school newspaper team, and my first article came out today. Writing for the newspaper has never really been on my radar, but it turns out to be something I really enjoy, and I'm inspired by all the talented students in the group. It can be a bit stressful at times, but I'm learning a skill that I will most definitely need in the future. I'll be honest, I was extremely proud to see my name above a newspaper article today. I only posted it on every social media platform I use lol.
Long story short, everything is great and I'm slowly learning that the shoe isn't waiting to drop. For four years I had just accepted that fact that I'd always hate college, but guess what? I'm allowed to enjoy my life. As long as I'm doing what I want to do, it's not too good to be true.