Hey Glammies! I've missed you!!
Today, I thought I'd do a little school update for you. Where do I even start? This has already been such a great experience, although it's been a huge adjustment. I was really, really homesick for the first few weeks. I talked with my school counselor and my admissions advisor (who is such a wonderful person) and they both helped me so much. My momma helped too, which was great, she helped me keep moving forward. Now that I'm out of that 'lull' I still get homesick, but I know how to work through it, and I can always find a friend to hang out with, or homework to do until I'm feeling better.
My mom pushed me to do a little challenge with myself of writing down (and sharing on Facebook) one thing that I find that I love about LA every day. It can be anything. So, like, today's was I got to go to dinner at my favorite little restaurant up the street from me. But, it can also be simple, like 'today I love the flowers that bloom in the park in front of my school.' It doesn't matter as long as I'm finding something positive. That really helped me. Once I started doing that, I saw beauty all around me.
Starting classes was a huge adjustment for me as well, just because I didn't know what to expect. I had no clue what the classes would be like until I got there. The teachers were all nice, and I met so many students, that it helped me ease into the swing of things. One thing I wasn't prepared for, and I'm still trying to get used to it- is the work load. They give you warning that it will be a lot of work. BELIVE THEM. There is a lot of homework, and most of it very time consuming, but it's SO worth it! Just buckle down and get it done, and you will be good to go!
LA has so much to offer people, and I love the lifestyle here. If you're thinking about coming to FIDM, or moving to LA, or going off to college in general, My one tip to you is to really look into what the place has to offer. Whether you like the beach, or shopping, or poetry slams, or painting, or yoga, you're bound to find a group of people who like the same things. And I bet LA has a place for all niches. Don't be afraid to explore. It'll be the best thing you do. There's a lot of room to grow here. I look forward to sharing more of this journey with you.