So first off let me tell you a little about me and this blog and why I'm writing it and such. I'm a first year student at UMaine in Orono, and this is my second semester of college here. For one of my classes we were required to create a blog, so here I am making a blog about my experiences here at UMaine, sadly you wont get to see my first hand reactions to my first semester here away from home but I'll be posting mostly about current events here on campus, interesting stuff I learn in class, or funny stuff that happens with my friends.
Anyways more about me, I'm the middle child in my family, and the first fledgling to leave the nest. I have two brothers, my older brother decided to go to community college and live at home until he's saved up enough to get his own place, and my little brother is in 8th grade. I live on campus here at UMaine 2 hours away from home, and I don't get to visit my family much. At first its a shock being away from home, but once you make friends on your floor and in your classes, living at college is like living with your friends (minus the ability to use their kitchen to make decent food). The other big change for me was the lack of motivation I had in the mornings to get up and go to class, no more mum alarm clock in the morning for me, and the lack of a routine schedule is nice but first semester I spent my time doing frivolous things and come finals time I was stressed out to the max, but everything ended up fine. So bring on the new semester!