Because my next “Daily” post will be my hundredth, I’m not going to write until something interesting happens in my life. Until then, here’s my most recent blog post (it will probably overlap with some of my personal posts here)!
Not Quite Adjusted Yet, Major/Minor Stress
Dorm life has been, so far, great! As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, my roommate and I get along really well, we love our RA, and our housemates are very social (even though I’m quite shy and awkward haha). And although I’m not home sick, Halloween has brought with it a nostalgic yearning to be living back in Bayonne.
Even though I’m 19 years old, I’m not ashamed to admit—on a public forum—that I still enjoy Halloween. And I don’t mean college’s version of it (no need for explanation), but a traditional holiday experience, which includes my brother and I fogging up the porch, turning on the strobe light, and scaring—or in his case, chasing—trick or treaters. At college, the good fun of Halloween has been replaced and sullied by “just another party night,” but with cheap costumes. Needless to say, I expected the change. But as someone who usually spends this holiday watching Hocus Pocus or Halloweentown with his family, “Halloweekend” has left me strangely lonely.
And being sick hasn’t helped, either.
At least this is the only holiday during which I’ll be longing for home! Thanksgiving and Christmas break are slowly approaching!
On a lighter note, I completed short, and very temporary list of things that I think will be interesting to study, and perhaps major or minor in (notice how many conditions are in that sentence!):
- English, with a concentration in creative nonfiction
- European Studies
- Journalism and Media Studies
- Comparative Literature
If any of you have any experience with any of the above areas of study, please message me! I am completely unaware of what I want major in! And although I’m aware that I have a lot of time to declare (rhymes!), I’d much rather figure it out now, so I can spend more time in the future taking advanced, 400 level classes and seminars and gaining a complete and well-rounded understanding of the subject.
Wouldn’t it be great if there existed a quiz that can lead you in the right direction?
I’ll leave you with a picture of my dog, Roxy—a most spirited Scarlet Knight!
-Ryan Feuer, 11/1/11