i’m ’bout to roll through ucsc for slug night tonight. super excited! let’s start mixing and mingling. my mom thinks it’s not a good idea to bring pierre either tonight for slug night or tomorrow for summer orientation, cuz “he’ll be a distraction.” so i guess i’ll have to show him around campus some other time then. i’m sure he’ll love the nature.
tbh, this whole process transitioning back to college feels a lot lonelier now than the last time i entered college, and i think it’s because the last time i was prepping to go to college, i knew all my friends were at least doing the same thing, and we were all at the same place in life – about to adjust to a new life and embark on a new chapter. this time around, i don’t know anyone that’s gonna be entering college with me, and most of my friends are farther along academically, cuz i lagged hardcore when i took my health leave of absence from cornell to battle depression. but hey, i’m glad i took the time to combat my mental illness during that time of my life, cuz it has proven to be really transformative and pivotal. it’s shaped me into who i am today.
i hope i make a good first impression both tonight and tmrw. pray for me!