Monday, January 25, 2010

Unfinished

I'm not quite sure how many people read this or not anymore, but either way here is an old poem of mine I found rather inspiring. And yes, that may quite possibly be conceited, but ah... nonetheless.

There's no reason to escape,
so I'm breathing in the new.

Despite our minds weak,
these hearts beat strong.

we ascend.
we ascend.
we ascend-

Into the sky that looks too blue,
with the birds that look too free.

Ignoring the doors that were once locked,
and the windows that were once shut.

Ignoring the blinds we set,
and the heat we withstood-

we descend.
we descend.
we descend-

Into hope.
Into fear.
Into this unknown familiarity.

Our busy minds cast aside,
we choose to follow that which keeps us.

That which keeps us
-in hope
-in fear
-in this unknown familiarity, soon to be further explored.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Proactive (the adjective, not the face wash)

I am pretty much acting and doing things EXACTLY the opposite of how I did it at Gordon College. I've met a handful of people already, however it's hard to tell whether or not I come off completely creepy...

So it goes. The second week of school starts tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday January 19, 2010

I've been waiting for this moment for almost exactly a year. I moved into my place in Boston last year on January 17, 2009. Here I finally am at school again. A different school. Today is the first day of classes. I only have one, but tomorrow i feel is the real start. That's because tomorrow I have three classes back to back... let's see if I can get this sh*t done.

wooo collegeeeeee..... gotta make some friieeeends somehowww yeaaaaaaahhhh!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My song. of now.

It's not the best, it's not the most poetic, but alas it is me. Here's the chorus of a song I'm working on. I may make a video of it, depending on how it works out on electric guitar. I've got the melody in my head- just not the actual... chords, etc.

The light of the computer-
so faint, so faint.

The slight of my pain is-
so faint, it's so faint.

I'm sitting here-
awake, awake.

Hoping and dreaming... of a better day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dear VCU administration,

I understand that you are running a very large operation here in Richmond, Virginia. There are two campuses and 32,000 Undergraduates. I am sure that each and every one of you receive hundreds of e-mails everyday from students, staff, and others alike. It must be annoying and frustrating to have to reply to all of these e-mails filled with most likely redundant and sometimes even trivial questions whose answers could be found elsewhere.

You, however, have forgotten one imperative part of being a part of the process of high education. It's not about you. It's about us, the students. We have chosen to come here to better ourselves in multiple facets of our lives and you are here to help us do this. Answering hundreds of e-mails from students is just one of the tasks you are called to carry out. Answering our questions is not trivial. It is important. You could go as far as to call it "customer service." You must have good customer service to create a warming environment. It may be more difficult to do this at a university as large as Virginia Commonwealth, however it is not impossible.

I can assure you that not one student is here because of the pristine environment created by the administration and teachers. We are here to learn, to have fun, we are here for the diversity, for the student life, and for the people. What is one thing that all of that has in common? All of those cultures are created by US and US alone.

You have some improvements to make, Administration. I am disappointed in you, however I will do my best to truck on. If there is one thing I have learned from this experience, as well as others... it's that if you want to succeed, you can only count on yourself to make it happen. Thank you for reassuring me of this, Virginia Commonwealth Administration.

Sincerely,
Concerned V#

Friday, January 8, 2010

5 for the trip. 9 for the move. 11 for classes.

It’s going to be weird dreams and little sleep until then. Probably after too. Probably until I make some friends. Probably until I go to the club fair and force myself to join one so I CAN make some friends. I may not even have a class in my major this semester :-?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The debauchery to come...

I will be starting school on January 19th... that is just about two weeks away. I will be driving down to school on January 13th... that is exactly one week away.

There are many new things I will learn about. U.S. Government, Chemistery, Mass Communications and Journalism are amongst them.

Most of all... I will be learning about people. I have been around many different types of people, however the majority of my time has been spent in my home town and at a small Christian college. That doesn't give me much to go on...

Here's to future exploits with people unknown.