You must be tired. Probably a little sweaty, or at least sticky from sweating earlier. Gosh it was hot today. Mentally taxed from all the new faces? Major kudos if you remember more than three names, and which of those names belongs to what faces on campus. Locked yourself out yet?
Interaction from the other day:
as an acquaintance and I pass each other, said simultaneously
Him: Good, thanks!
See, it’s still awkward, four years later.
One year ago this week (I know, “one year ago today” would have been catchier, but not accurate), I was also in the midst of orientation abroad, so it isn’t a process that’s so much of a distant memory.
If it was a little uncomfortable, or you feel a little awkward, don’t worry. Everyone is in the same position, just as unsure of themselves as you are, and there’s mutual unsure-ness amongst all of you. Us older kids have to sniff you out, too. But I think that by the time everyone goes abroad and goes through the orientation process again it’s a heck of a lot smoother, so do your best with this first go, and know that however it’s going or does go, it’ll all work itself out, and you’ll be great at it if you decide to go abroad. Do decide to go abroad…but that’s a subject for another time and post.
Get some good rest; tomorrow is day two!