'Students can bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad' (Simone)
Ciao! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend/week/whenever/where ever you are reading this!
So – I’m sure you’ll pick this up fairly quickly through my blogs, but I think I should warn you that I’m quite fond of lists. Resolutions, goals, budgets, favourite things, things-to-do, DO NOT FORGET, things-I-may-or-may-not-need-to-bring-to-xxx…. not that I actually look at these lists ever again, really. They’re too often hidden away in rushed scribble at the back of random notebooks until I find them again months later and think, ‘oh! I really shouldn’t have put runners on my ‘To Take To Schoolies’ list! Pfff! As if I even considered that I might exercise!!’. But perhaps with a few of my uni-related lists saved up here on First_year@Melb blogs I will be able to look back on them and tell you how accurate/helpful/silly my forget-me-not lists really were.
So, without further ado, I give you my List of Stuff to Do In Prep. For University! list! (If I’ve left anything out please do comment, any advice at this point is much appreciated!).
– Buy an appropriate bag to carry textbooks/laptop/notebooks in at uni. My entire school life was spent lugging around an awfully big schoolish backpack and so I’m determined to find something a little more… stylish? … if it doesn’t threaten to tear any muscles in my shoulders
– Get my Melb. Uni ID card and try really hard not to blink/pull bad face/have frizzy hair day for the photo. I’ve been warned that this is the photo used for the entire 3 years of your degree so you don’t want to look too much like a dag! Mind, after 6 years of terrible school photos (is there something those photographers do to make you look so awful? Or is it just that I blink so often that after they’ve taken it six times my smile is faded and cheeks flushed with embarrassment that make them look bad?), I think I’ll be able to handle a dodgy photo on this ID pretty easily! Cross your fingers, though…
– Go stationary shopping!! This will forever be one of my favourite things about starting a new semester at school… or should I say uni now… wandering the aisles of Officeworks, or Typo if that’s your thing, smelling the paper as one of my friends’ loves to do with every new book or notepad she gets (she’s a weird one but I love her so much anyway! 😛 ). A few of my friends and I have decided to make a little cute day out of this. (Don’t judge us! New pens and blank pages are just really exciting, okay! I am determined to be as honest as possible in this blog so you may just have to deal with my stationary fettish!)
– Print out my timetable (I’m at uni every day with about 15 contact hours, a lot more than I expected for Arts!), and my friends’ timetables, so I can stalk them after their classes – kidding! and finally, consider buying a cool new 2013 weekly diary. Though since it is already February I’m not sure how many I’ll find….
Promise to add to this list as I think of more things!
Peace and love and hope you’re well 🙂