Hello Reader,

Today marks a very important day: this is my first blog ever in the history of (this) man. On the same page, this is my first college assignment in… well… ever. As the subject stands, I can’t say I’m excited to be back into the “grind” of school work again, however, I am happy to be doing something other than sitting around on my ass and playing Xbox (although I do enjoy it to a point).

I digress. The first couple days of move in were tough; let’s be honest, here. I’ll admit, I was a little scared, but at the same time, I was excited for the “new beginning” standing in front of me. I know that most, if not all of us were a little homesick in the first couple of days here in Bloomsburg University. The apprehension might have been palpable as I walked up to my dorm room. I didn’t know what to think about the aspect of living with two other people that I had never before met in a place I had never been in. It was a level of alienation that I had never felt before. Sure, the first time hanging out with a new friend can be similar, but not to this magnitude. Suffice it to say: we’ve all had practice, but not an adequate amount to prepare for something like this. Maybe I’m speaking too freely, but I do think the whole “college life” thing is something that will take a little getting used to. Agreed, there are certain individuals who are “so ready” to get out of their old town and move on to the rampant hedonism (it’s not that bad; rampant hedonism sounded good in the context) that is college life. I wasn’t exactly one of those guys.

As far as the intro to college life, that’s all for now. Classes, though, are a different concern. As far as professors go, I think I’ll do alright. I was advised to keep some of my more personal thoughts just that, personal, as this blog is public (as are all blogs) and therefore anyone can view what I post, including my professors and other important figures. I will not flatter myself by thinking that any of them, save the one who assigned this, will actually remotely care about this post, or any of the subsequent posts to follow. Nevertheless, I do think that my schedule is rather inappreciable. I’m thinking that I’m not the only one with an 8 a.m. class every day. I’m also hoping that I am the only one with an 8 a.m. class because it pretty much sucks. I would wish this upon no-one (and when I say no-one, I don’t mean the cyclopes from the Odyssey, I mean no other person). Maybe I’m just complaining, but that is just not something I want to deal with every day. Complaining or not, all awful blog posts must come to an end, and I think that two ‘o clock in the morning is a good time to do so.

Thanks for Reading, and Continue Doing So With Whatever Material You Can Get Your Hands On,

Shane Kunkel