I’ve started this post too many times. Staring blankly at the questions to be answered as the cursor on my screen blinks. Why am I here? What do I want to get out of college? Both are excellent questions. What did lead me here to campus, and what do I want to accomplish in my four years here? I’m only two weeks into my college career, but I can confidently say that my choice to come to Mary Washington was a good one. The atmosphere on campus and the people get to interact with on a daily basis are absolutely wonderful. Though I struggled to meet people at first I’m happy to report that I have made connections and am excited to meet and work with more people as time goes on. And this is exactly the sort of thing I want to get out of my college experience.
One of the first days on campus I attended a big event and ran into a friend from high school. We sat down on a bench and opened up to each other about our fears, goals, and hopes for our experiences at the university. We came to the agreement that getting out of our shells and becoming more social was a very big deal to us both. Not only do I want to meet these people and enjoy their company, but I want to learn from the exposure to the diverse backgrounds and cultures that these people, my peers, come from. Of course I’m at this university to gain academic knowledge, but along the way I’m learning to ask questions, search for my answers, and to be open to new experiences and new people.
I’m thankful for being placed in this FSEM (freshman seminar) because it has made me excited to learn again. However, I took a chance in selecting this course. The concept of digital identity, or digital studies in general, is something I thought I would never be interested in high school. So far I’m loving it! I’m excited to learn and discuss about how people represent themselves online, especially the Lying about who we are discussions. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead of me in my college career!
P.S. I love taking pictures! This is one of my favs!