Monday, August 19, 2013

Transferring Part 2

This summer has really stopped me from being a good blogger, my apologies.  Luckily for all of you, I start school on Monday so I will be back to a routine, which means daily blogging.  For once I actually have tons of ideas for new posts but not enough time to write them.

Speaking of school, for those of you who don't know, I am transferring to a new university this Fall semester. After a ton of thought, this is (I hope) the best choice for me. I talked about this in a post in April. I changed my major from biology to education, grades  4-8, in the middle of my freshman year.  Pennsylvania is a well known state for education, which is why I chose to transfer to a school in my home state.  I loved the school I was at.  I had a great roommate and the opportunity to play collegiate field hockey.   I loved being able to experience college through a student athlete's prospective.  In fact, not going back for preseason has been quite an adjustment for me... I would have gone back to school last Friday if I wasn't transferring.  

With all of that said, I am definitely going to have some adjustments this upcoming year.
1. I will be commuting and living at home with my parents and brother.
2. This is the first time in seven years that I won't be playing field hockey for my school.
3. I am carrying a full 18 credits (six classes). At my previous college each class was worth 4 credits, so I am used to taking four classes a semester rather than six.
4. I am volunteering as an assistant coach for my high school field hockey team. They started practice a week ago.  I am absolutely loving coaching.  I can definitely see myself continuing to be a coach in the future.
5. I won't be living with jHg. She was my roommate last year and has become my best friend.
6. I am transferring from a college with an undergrad population of 1,500 to a university with an undergrad population of about 13,00 students. BIG DIFFERENCE!

While, most college students are excited to go back to school, I just can't find the excitement to start my sophomore year.  I think it might be a little fear of the unknown and not knowing what to expect. Plus, this really isn't where I thought I would be.  I am optimistic for all of the changes that are happening in my life.  I am just moving forward with the mentality that everything happens for a reason and what is meant to be will be. 

Are any of you transfer students?
I would love to hear your stories and thoughts.


1 comment:

  1. Good luck with everything! I've never transferred schools, but I can totally relate about not finding excitement for school to start. There's going to be a lot of changes for me this semester too and it's all coming so fast!

    I wish you a happy and more exciting transition from summer! Good luck girl :)

    xo, gina