Sunday, October 16, 2011
Freshmen Year Update
I have been at Simmons for six weeks. I am 1/16th of the way through my college career and I am loving it. I have friends who seem to like me. I am the vice president of my residence hall and I have yet to miss a class. Life is good. I have to go to the pharmacy almost every week and I have to go to the hospital once a month, but living just down the street makes it so that I can have a blood draw and not even be late to class. I think Simmons is a great place for me right due not only to its proximity to Childrens, but also due to the academic difficulty (challengign, but not impossible) and social situation (welcoming and friendly). In high school when I told someone that I had a heart transplant they got all awkward and weird. Here it doesn't seem to make a difference. People say "that's cool" and move on. Victoria from down the hall is writing a paper on cardiac screening in athletes and I wrote a personal narrative about missing most of sophmore year. Here, my transplant is a subject, but its more studied critically than personally attacked. That is what is wonderful about college.