Roses of My First Week Back
As I settle into a new schedule of classes and extracurricular activities, I have taken inspiration from the many icebreakers that defined last week by compiling a list of my roses (void of any thorns) from my first week back at Dartmouth.
- No. 1
Seeing My Friends Again
After eight months away from campus, I realized how true and deep the connections I had made with my friends last fall were, even after having spent such a short amount of time with them. I built friendships with some of the most supportive and encouraging people I have ever met, and I am so grateful to still have them in my life.
- No. 2
Hanover Scoops & Starbucks
Oh, Starbucks, a friend to aid my coffee addiction and a foe for the same reason. Coming from a small, rural town in Nebraska, the nearest Starbucks to me was in the next city over, but I am now blessed to have one a few blocks away in downtown Hanover. My REAL downfall begins as soon as I remember Hanover Scoops, the ice cream shop, is just across the street.
- No. 3
This year I was lucky enough to be placed in a single dorm (which I am in LOVE with)! After a long day of classes, it is such a refreshing feeling knowing that I can come home to a space that I feel comfortable in. I’ve taken the initiative to decorate my dorm as cozy as possible (a piece of advice for every prospective student), covering each and every square inch of my wall in movie posters and Polaroids. I am ecstatic to call North Massachusetts 211 home for this year.
- No. 4
The Beginning of Fall
Walking out of my dorm in the mornings and immediately getting goosebumps from the 50 degree weather is a feeling that I never expected to miss. Ironically, it warms my heart to see the leaves slowly shifting in color from their vibrant greens to even more vibrant reds and oranges. I am so excited to spend another fall season at the College on the Hill.