As of this semester I started playing Lacrosse in our university training. I have played before but not as “professional”. I went for my first practice last week and I have to say – I met some of the nicest people and had so much fun! Leo I already knew before but it was good to reconnect nonetheless!
I just realised how much you can miss people you feel very close to and how much I changed as a person in that one year Leo and I didn’t see each other. For once I am thankful for Snapchat and social Media – otherwise I would not have known that we are attending the same University!
But back to Lacrosse now. In yesterdays practice I felt very safe and secure and as I was dying from an asthma attack I asked three of the girls from the Musketeers (our prime Women’s team) whether there are any restrictions for getting into the team. Lucky for me there are none, so as of this week I am going to practice with the Musketeers – YAY!!!!
BUT there is a downside to it. Practice is Friday evening which means I can’t attend the Artistic Cycling Practice anymore and therefore not train the kids. I probably won’t be able to attend Gymnastics Practice as well which makes me really really sad.
Because I can’t be Wonder Woman I have to choose between two things I love which is really hard most of the times. Which sport is more important to me right now? Will I regret choosing one over the other? Is there ANY way to do both?
I have no answer to those questions yet, but I realise I can’t always have my way and do both either. I still, up to this second writing this, do not know how I am going to decide. Probably Lacrosse though mainly because it is a whole lot of fun and there is a very very smart and good looking girl I fancy (don’t judge!). But I’m trying to rush back home to do Gymnastics anyway – even if I will probably be late all the time. Next semester I am going to have to figure out whether to continue with choir on Wednesdays or if I am going to go to Lacrosse practice. But that is next years decision. Now I am going to listen to my lecture again and later, when I am home, I am going to play some Wallballs before going to Artistic Cycling and Stability Practice this evening.
Hello there. One of my first blog posts and it is all about being new to stuff. New to this blog, new to university and finally new, as well as late to my next class. But that is alright because it is Friday and my first week – so not as much important information. If you are wondering though it is about working as Journalist so I’m not even off Topic writing this – am I?
I have not really grasped yet that I am finally and unmistakably a student and in my first semester even though I’ve got my Starbucks coffee (pumpkin spice latte of course), my MacBook, the very big scarf around my neck and the “casual walk around campus looking quite busy doing nothing” on fleek this week. I even bothered to put some make up on my face – mostly to look a little more alive since I’m currently surviving on 5 hours of sleep a night. But its supposed to be like that I guess – being a student.
Things I have learned so far:
Being late does not mean anything and nobody really cares as long as you slip in your seat quietly and do not disturb anyone
Hiding behind a Laptop is very convenient in terms of sleeping and relaxing the brain but at the same time really really stupid regarding all the extra work you are putting on your to do list going through the script again, realising that the professor might have said something that might be important for the exams but seems to be nowhere in the skript
Journalism is quite interesting and exactly what I want to do
English can be either really boring and easy or totally exhausting and difficult (try a romantic literature lecture when the people around you talk like they just finished their literature degree in Eaton or Harvard or some other “fancywordusing” school…)
Breaks are healthy but most of the times only used for Netflix and food
Connecting with people is hard, especially when you are not necessarily like everyone else
Most professors are surprisingly really nice and are keen to help you out
Don’t eat in the cafeteria between 12 and 3… you’re never gonna get a seat and you’ll need to wait for an hour in the line
Never ever eat in the cafeteria. The food is okay and does not taste bad but you will have to visit the loo every 10 minutes
Campus is BIG! And those room numbers are complicated. Plan for some time to get there and prepare to search for an office for half an hour
In conclusion I do not think that I got used to the whole adult thing and the-being-a-responsible-human-for-once-with-good-time-management yet. But I will model through it and starting next week I will try to work out a system for regular social media presence and studying time. Not to forget the whole travel planing with always late trains and trams and buses that decide not to show up at all. And of course next week is another “special” week because I am at least trying to take the sports exam which I will fail anyway because I’ve been injured for the past couple of weeks. But a thing I will definitely be looking forward to next week is the start of the University Choir project which I got in with my very good friend Leo! We are going to reherse “Paulus” by Mendelsohn and this time I am going to join Leo in the Alto Department instead of Soprano because I did not sing for quite a while now and everything above a high F is just out of sight right now. And I am also down on a quite nasty cold which does not make things easier for everything.
I am still quite excited where this university road takes me, but for now I am very much looking forward to doing close to nothing this weekend. Maybe some sports – maybe not. Definitely spending time with my brother who is home for the weekend and with the rest of my family whom I have neglected a little bit this week. For now enjoy your weekend and have a good start into the next week!