It’s official: I am back at school. I think the sky is just as bummed as I am because after a three month drought, it’s FINALLY RAINING! Oh how beautiful it was to sleep in the rain last night. Also, after three months, I finally have a to-do list. In other words, I actually have stuff to do! Hallelujah…
My emotions are all over the place about being back at school already, BUT in hopes of maintaining a positive attitude to start off a fresh year, I’ll save that to sort out in tomorrow’s post. First thing I checked when I got here was ze pantry. What else would take priority?
My stomach cringed at the sight of Poptarts, Oreos, Cheezits, Chips, fake PB, chips chips chips, mac & cheese. A grocery shopping sesh is way overdue. PS can you spot my little corner of the pantry?
One good thing about coming back to school: grocery shopping. As I was creeping on blogs over the past week, I seriously was jealous at all of your extravagant grocery shopping trips. Today is myday and I cannot wait to get my hands on some new foods 😀
An empty fridge is not something I roll with. Fruit, fresh veggies, yogurt, cottage cheese?
Luckily we already have the necessary cans of cinnamon, sea salt, garlic powder, and baking supplies so I can get my bake on if nothing else.
And thankfully, my wonderful father sent me off with a
year’s month’s supply of Kashi.
And I was able to snag a few essential goodies at Target to enjoy my first meal at the new house. Another good thing about coming back to school: new dishes. To say I was getting sick of those green and yellow flower plates back home is an understatement.
Lesson #1: never eat frozen zucchini.
Lesson #2: water tastes better from a Harry Potter cup. real talk.
After working sooooo hard – but not really,my room is still a mess – I figured I earned multiple bowls of cereal. Best midnight snack? I would say so.
Other positives about coming back to school:
Getting to learn again. Call me a nerd and I’ll love you forever-but I LOVE SCHOOL. Don’t love tests, but cracking open a
brand new used textbook and getting to challenge my brain again gets me giddy.
Getting to worship God with good friends. I’m blessed to go to a school where God is so evident in almost everything. I’m excited to reconnect and get to see God move like cray cray this semester.
Living with my bfffffffs. After a bad rooming situation last year, I’m more than ready to have fun and have a place to call home with lovely ladies.
Possibly joining a *real* gym. And by real, I mean a gym you pay for. There is a student rec center, but it’s always packed…and I just don’t feel like having to wait hours to get in a good workout. Back home, I go to a local gym that’s free for neighborhood residents. Can a poor college student on a tight budget afford to take a glimpse in the real world? We shall see.
I’m off to enjoy the sound of rain and a cloudy sky over a good breakfast after sleeping in 🙂 Have a great Thursday and good luck to everyone starting classes today!
Have you ever tried frozen zucchini? After one piece, I wanted to vomit. I won’t judge if you like it though!
What’s your favorite thing about going back to school? Learning, meeting new people, getting in a routine are all dandy for me.