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Written by Hayley December 7, 2012
The only time I will, with guarantee, not have writer’s/blogger’s block is finals week. I was on facebook for probably 15 minutes, and then I switched to imgur (see below the picture of my favorite internet cat personality, Tard) for an hour, and then I decided to click over to Buckeyes Blog to catch up on posts, and all of a sudden, I’m in a mood to write.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?
Anyways, I’ve been keeping a list of things to write about, and among them is a series of posts explaining the reasons why I initially didn’t want to go to Ohio State, and why those reasons are irrelevant now.
Reason: Campus is too big, and there are too many people.
Reality: Campus is big. It takes a good 10-15 minutes for me to get to most of my classes from my North Campus dorm, Drackett Tower. After getting here though, I quickly realized that walking is not painful nor unpleasant nor difficult; in fact, walking a few miles every day means I don’t have to work out as much (can I get a hallelujah ?) and when the weather has been as lovely as it was for most of the semester, I usually don’t mind these walks at all. That, and the longer I’m here, the shorter the walks seem. It was something I had to get used to, but I figured that when it’s going to be part of my daily life whether I liked it or not, I might as well like it. And now I do.
More reality: There are almost 43,000 undergrads here (according to collegeboard.org). So yeah, there are a lot of people, but don’t confuse OSU with New York City. Time and time again I’ve met someone at a club meeting or a party and noticed them walking around campus the next day.
The best way to make yourself feel like this community is smaller, and I apologize for saying this because you’re going to hear it several thousand times during Orientation and Welcome Week, is to get involved.
I mentioned in my last post that I joined Ski Team and I love it, but I guess I’ll say it again: I am on Ski Team and I LOVE it. Whatever your type of people may be, be they skiers, artists, musicians, sporty folk, people who like philanthropy-based fun; whoever they are, they go here, but it’s your duty to find them and join their club.
And finally, I would like to finish this glorious, procrastination-fueled post with some college campus culturally relevant shenanigans:
Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” has become a mega-popular tune that I am delighted to hear at any social gathering. This tiny desk concert, however, totally shows his range and depth as a writer and an artist. Basically, he’s dope. If you’re looking for a 15 minute study break, or a 15 minute addition to your own procrastination methods, this would be a wise choice.
And I’m going to leave at that because I think I can literally hear my calculator begging me to study.
finals, Student orgs, Why Ohio State?
Enjoyed reading this! My roommate feels the same way about Macklemore :P
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