Jittery, without sleep, and without reason.
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had trouble sleeping the night before my first day of school. I guess my parents thought it was something I would grow out of. Yet, here I am, a senior in college – tossing and turning in my sheets.
I’m starting my fourth year at Tennessee Tech and I couldn’t feel any more accomplished. Classes have been smooth, friends have been helpful, and my activities on campus have kept me going.
Maybe my tossing and turning came from my rambunctious soul who can’t contain what’s in store. It may sound cheesy or a bit overrated, but TTU has webbed its way into my heart. Finally realizing it is my last first day of school… EVER – is a lot to take in.
This first week of school – better known as “Week Of Welcome,” is one of the best parts about the fall – besides the crisp air, caramel apple ciders from Starbucks, and autumn clothes rolling out of my closet… but we will get to those in a later blog!
Starting four days prior to the first day of school, WOW is initiated as the campus takes on a week of happy chaos and friend-making. I participated in most, with mix ‘n mingle at Dancin’ on Dixie topping the list.
I am currently the co-captain of the TTU Quidditch team, and I couldn’t proudly hold that title any higher. And the best part about getting to attend this event as a group was that our booth as well as two hundred plus others got to tell all the incoming freshman why we are important on campus. That’s… over TWO HUNDRED groups. That’s quite a lot. If anyone ever says they don’t fit in anywhere on campus, they obviously haven’t considered joining a club or group on campus – because we have one for just about everything. I mean… I play Quidditch!
Needless to say, my tossing and turning doesn’t derive from anxious fear of what’s to come, my tossing and turning comes from the possibilities churning in my head of what I can do, who I can become, and how I can leave a mark at TTU.
Jittery, without sleep, and with reason.