My Typical Week In College
So I get asked a lot about my usual week in college and and just about college in general, so I decided to lay out what my “usual” week looks like. I can say that my weeks are all the same, sometimes I get something thrown at me that completely changes my whole week, by I try my best to stick to a routine! Also, I did not realize how boring my life sounds until I wrote this post so if you’re looking for something glamorous, this is as far from that!
Monday’s I have 3 classes and the first one starts at 9 and I finish my last class at 1:50. Depending on what chapter looks like that night (if it’s formal chapter then I have to put make up on and do my hair) I either go to the library or my room to do homework. I usually eat dinner after chapter so that I can have more time for homework. For those of you who don’t know what chapter is, it is once a week for my sorority, and most sororities, where we come together and discuss up coming events. It’s not always a blast but it’s fun to take a break and see your sisters. After chapter I eat with my big or some of my friends and then I study some more and then go to bed.
Tuesday and Thursday
I’m doing Tuesday and Thursday together because they’re pretty much the same days for me. I have 2 classes on Tuesdays and Thursday’s and the first one, math, starts at 12:30 and I end with history at 4:50. These days I have a long day so since I have a pretty decent time gap between my 1st and 2nd class, I usually go grab lunch and do some homework before history. After history I walk with my boyfriend Nicc back to my dorm and we usually go eat dinner together and my roommate usually joins too. Then I head to the library and study because it’s one of the days I don’t have anything. Sometimes I will go workout before dinner as well. On Thursday nights I might also go to Charlie B’s which is a place that a lot of Lubbock college kids love to go dancing!
My classes are the same as Monday so after class I head to my room to study a bit before I have to go back up to my sorority for my meeting. After my meeting I will usually study in the study lounge for a while before I go to bed.
Fridays are the best because I don’t have class till 1 so I usually sleep in till 10 and then do either some homework or some blog work and then I’ll get ready for class. Sometimes I don’t feel like doing homework on Friday so I either spend the night hanging out in the room with my roommate or I go out with my sorority sisters.
That’s the best run down I could do if my week. Like I said it’s not usually the same but if you’re curious about a college schedule, this is what it looks like.
Why You Should Join A Sorority
With one week left in the semester I thought I would share one of the things that has changed my life since I got to college. I get a lot of questions about being in a sorority and my experience so far. I decided I would tell y’all my experience after one semester. The first week for me at Tech was hectic because I was going through sorority recruitment. It is very nerve racking because you are around a ton of beautiful girls and y’all are all tying to find your new home and make a good impression. At first, I wasn’t really sure if sorority life was for me. I was never the girl that loved having a ton of girlfriends, just 1 or 2 really close friends so, having over 100 sisters wasn’t really my cup of tea. It wasn’t until pref night when I sat down with my future big and talked to her and was moved to tears because I realized I had found my home away from home at Kappa Delta. From bid day to new member retreat to big little reveal to initiation I learned that having sisters was what I needed in my life. My first semester was very rough for me. From breaking up with my high school boyfriend to living on my own, it has been a stressful first start but if it wasn’t for my sisters, I would not have been able to get through everything that I did. I thought being surrounded by girls would be too much for me but, I realized that without these girls I wouldn’t be confident in myself after this semester. I would feel broken and useless but these girls picked me back up and I am forever grateful for the sisterhood I have with them. I can say now that my decision to join a sorority has been life changing and I can say that I have found my future bridesmaids in my sisters. If you are thinking about joining a sorority but you’re unsure, go through recruitment because you never know what house will stand out to you and change your life for the better!
The First Few Weeks: Freshman Year
Wow, it feels like forever since I have been able to jump back into blogging. I have been beyond busy and I’m so glad I have time to recap how my life in college is so far! My goal for this page on my blog is to help girls to be less nervous and more prepared for college by sharing my experience!
My first few weeks did not go as I had planned. Something happened to me that I don’t want to share in detail about that made me really want to disconnect from a lot of people including my blog. I was feeling really bad about myself and everything but I will say that being at school with new friends and building those relationships helped me get out of my funk! I was very nervous the night before classes begun, I even cried. I wondered if I was smart enough or if I could do it or if my professors would be scary. I was scared about the future because, as I have experienced, four years flies by quick! My first day went like this, I missed my first class because the location changed and I didn’t get the email, went to my second class which had to do with my first class and was very lost, and my third and final class of the day was cancelled because of a fire drill…it was an interesting day. I’m so glad that happened to me though because as crazy as it was, it released my stress and helped me realize that I got this! Five weeks later, I walk into class and ask questions like it’s no big deal! College is not as scary as people tell you, you just have to take it at your own pace.
I’m taking 13hrs this semester and I’m really glad about that because I needed the ability to adjust to school and socializing. If y’all did not already know, I joined a sorority here at Texas Tech University (which I will have a post about another day) and I couldn’t be more happy! I love all my sisters and I’m so excited for the memories I will make with them! Joining a sorority is so much fun but so time consuming, especially as a freshman. Some advice I told my parents I would tell people going into college is to not hesitate taking very few hours your freshman year. Experience everything and then sophomore year decide on the certain things you really enjoy and stick with those things and amp up your class schedule too. Adjusting to college is difficult but don’t make that first year too overwhelming right off the bat!
Lastly, I always thought that I wouldn’t change in college. People told me I would and I just disregarded it. News flash, I have! I used to be more of a homebody and now I love to go out with my sisters and roommate. I used to dress cute and put together 24/7, now I rock leggings and Kappa Delta t-shirts everyday. You will begin to notice that you’re changing but embrace it and don’t loose sight of your morals and who you really are. College is about making memories and having fun but also remember that you’re here for a degree and like I said, 4 years flies by fast!