8.27.2012

A new chapter.

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If you told me I wouldn't blog for over two weeks straight, I would have laughed and tossed my head. Blogging was too big a deal for me to neglect it for so long. Well, well, well, yes, I have been proven wrong. Turns out life can get pretty busy in college. Who knew?

Let it be mentioned that I still have to stop short and remind myself I am included whenever someone says "college students" because I've only had the title about a week now. Let it also be mentioned that moving so far away from home to a place where I know next to no one is the craziest thing I've ever done in my life. However, I don't regret it a bit. In fact, thus far, I love the new life I've jumped into. Meeting complete strangers, living in a new land, chasing after a dream -- all these things are helping me to become a stronger person. The opportunities God's been giving me make me so grateful and giddy with excitement (with a liberal dash of nervousness, of course).
 
New Mexico has already won a place in my heart. This desert land with it's vast land and jagged mountains -- once so surreal, now an inevitable reality -- is certainly going to be a place of growth (hint, hint: my word of the year).
 
P.S. People here think I'm Mexican. It's a crack up.

25 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're having a great time at college! I'm looking forward to reading more about it :)

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  2. You're at college! Kimberly, congratulations!
    This is probably going to sound really stupid but I'll ask anyway. Here in England, students at uni study one topic from the very beginning. So my brother studies English & American Literature. He has done so from his first year and will do for the next two or three years, depending on whether he takes an international year. But it seems like in America you do a bunch of different courses for the first year and then decide on something in your second year. Is that true? Or do you already know what you want to study?

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    1. Thanks so much, Libby! No, your question isn't stupid at all! If my mom didn't go to uni in England, I wouldn't know a bit about how it works there. :)
      Most students choose their degree's major (or emphasis) before entering college, but you don't have to. Some students are still "undecided." I choose to study graphic design, so I'm taking some art courses. However, in America you have to do something called general education, which means I need to take a certain amount of math, science, history, etc. classes in order to get my degree along with all of my required art classes. Hope that makes sense! If you have any more questions, I'd be glad to answer.

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  3. oh my gosh wow! Kimberly, this is huge! i'm so happy and excited for you :D

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  4. whoa, that's awesome! i hope college is going well for you! xo

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  5. Such a great post, pictures, funnies....so good to hear from our ' study abroad' sister!!!!

    Hope you had a relaxing breather of a weekend.....
    Don't study to hard!!

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  6. So excited for you in this new part of your life! Enjoy every moment of it!
    xo
    -kim

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  7. So glad you're posting again!
    Love the pictures...

    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm so happy for you in this new adventure! College sounds so exciting. I leave on Friday and I do believe that butterflies have decided to take up permanent residence in my stomach ;)

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  9. Nice to read that your liking and embracing this new chapter of your life! :) Hope this college journey is filled with lots of fun opportunities and adventures for you!

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  10. Gah! Ecxiting! I'm starting college classes (one in about 10 minutes, actually), and though I'm not going off to college in my sophomore year, I'm excited and a tad nervous. I'm so glad you are enjoying college life, though.
    Your calendar is the cutest. Did you make it?

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    1. I'm sure you'll do great! College is like high school, just with old people. Haha. And yes, I painted a calendar with watercolors for my room. :)

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  11. Yay! This is very exciting news!! I hope the rest of your college times are as good as they are now!

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  12. Oooh! How exciting! What do you want to get a degree in?

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    1. I'll be studying graphic design. :)

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  13. Yay, so excited for you! I can't wait to hear more about your first year in college, especially since next year will be mine! :)

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  14. How exciiiting! :D And I have to say. Your postscript is hilarious. That has to be fun to explain. Lol.

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  15. Praise God!

    I've been on that campus...it is beautiful.

    So happy for you, girl!

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  16. what a great way to start a new chapter in your lives! i think i'd like to go to university...i'm glad you're enjoying it! :)

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  17. I'll also be heading to university in a few months (in a new city completely by myself). I hope I'll be able to have as much fun as you are!

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  18. have so much fun in college, kimberly! love that calendar :)

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  19. I'm glad you are liking it so far.Good luck and I'll be praying!:)

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  20. This is exciting!! I'm just about to start university here in the UK so I'm beginning a new chapter too. I hope you're enjoying your experience so far, I look forward to reading more about it :D

    http://whyjessmcguire.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I'm really excited that there is another blogger who is still blogging through the college experience! And I realize that this post is like... a month old, but oh well right? Glad you're liking college so far! I'm loving it. I was in the same boat as you, I knew practically no one when I got to Oklahoma. SO it's been an adventure, but a good one. (: Looking forward to future posts on your college adventures! New Mexico sounds so cool!

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