Feb 12, 2019 I walked out of my building at 9 am to make my trek to the college shuttle. Much to my dismay, the weather was terrible. Freezing rain. I was reminded during my normally tolerable 25-minute walk just how not waterproof my doc martens are.
I caught up on reading for a class on the bus and tried to not think about how freezing and soggy my feet would be for the next 12 hours.
after 30 mins of highway and waiting in "parking traffic", I finally get to school...
I'm not sure that I'll ever feel entirely comfortable on a college campus. There are just so many teenagers and teenagers are objectively awkward because it's just an objectively awkward time.
I haven't been a teenager in a decade and I can guarantee you my life was very different from the young people who call this bland, yet nonetheless ivory tower home.
While I might not enjoy being on campus, I do enjoy my classes. I've worked hard to be here, so I always try my hardest and to get the most that I can out of my education.
There are definite advantages to being an adult student; I would count knowing the value of a dollar and being sure about what you want to study among them.
After my last class lets out at 7 I sneak in a cig at the weird smoking shelter by the bus stop. I look at old Honda civics of craigslist and text my best friend about my cold, soggy day at the beige ivory tower.
Finally, the shuttle arrives and I get to start heading home
matt: that's seriously f***ed up girl. we gotta get you car asap
With one lengthy commute behind me, I finally get to be home with my cat and my apartment and all of my things. Now for a little pre-bed homework, but at least my feet are finally dry!