So looking back on my first month of school I'm very happy and satisfied yet terrified for the next few months to come.
Classes have been great. The material, as expected, is extremely easy. The assignments are fairly straight forward. But the workload is ridiculously heavy. I feel like I never stop reading and reading and reading all week. Then the weekends come and my section really lets loose and we enjoy ourselves. Saturday nights have involved a bottle of wine and dancing to the live band at Cecile's downtown.
The small town has grown on me. It's gorgeous. The lakefront down the street from my house is beautiful. I went rollerblading last night and it was AMAZING to watch the sunset across the water.
The best part is the people. I have made some great friends some of which I know will be in my life forever more. Most will be great resources in the next few years as I begin my career in teaching. I'm looking forward to my next practicum weeks in 2 weeks. It will be a chance to dip my foot in the ocean of teaching. But I will definitely miss my dearest friends while I'm back home.
As for money, paying bills sucks. Just this week I dolled out $1500 between rent, books and other stuff. So here comes my greatest advice about saving money. Have awesome friends. My closest friend here has bought me a tank of gas (for driving him around) and has fed me multiple times. His roommates also feed me. People think we're dating. I wouldn't mind that. He's a really nice guy. Cares a lot and we talk pretty much every day... but we're in the same section and that could be awkward. Plus why ruin a friendship.. either way. I'm loving it here. Sorry for the lack of posts and the switch of topics. I don't have a job (I love not working tho) so money isn't a main topic in my life any more. I'm just avoiding spending it. And so far so good!
Hope you all have a great weekend. It's homecoming here so I know I will!!
- Jenny Z