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I have survived my first semester at Cal! I realized that I was basically MIA throughout the entire semester, so I decided to do a little recap of the entire semester. Enjoy!
The week/night before move in day: Around August 20
I was not good at packing, I think I explained this here. Anyways, my parents and I drove up north the day before move-in day and we stayed in Dublin I believe. I had a very hard time sleeping, I hardly got any sleep, I think it was all of the anxiety. Anyways, we drove an hour further north to get to Berkeley after having a lovely hotel continental breakfast(I had an afternoon move-in time). I met my roommates and we took a roommate picture(it was all very awkward).
The First Day of School:
I had a very busy first day of school. I was waitlisted on two classes and wanted to audition for a theatre class. I thought that I had to go to my math discussion, so I woke up at 7am and while I was eating breakfast I checked my email to see that discussion was cancelled. But all was well because I had an astronomy discussion at 9. I also went to a CogSci lecture for a class I ended up dropping, and then to my theatre audition. Then I went to Crossroads for lunch, and then back to campus for my math and astronomy lecture. I was exhausted by the end of the day so I went to bed at 10, and did not do my math homework for the day.
So I mostly studied in my room, until I found the north reading room(ironically by mistake). BTW the North Reading room became a daily stop eventually(it took a little while).
|The North Reading Room, isn't it pretty?|
|It's gorgeous you guys|
|The tables are darling here as well|
|It's just so nice|
I got an interview for this one consulting club on campus, and probably did really badly in the case interview, but I wouldn't know because I didn't know what a case interview was until I was there. Btws, I'm not in the club. I did however join the skating team(club sport), and that's basically the only thing that I'm involved in on campus.
Expectations: Oatmeal and lemon water for breakfast.
Reality: Trader Joe's Granola and Almond milk for breakfast
Yeah, I was super optimistic and though that I was going to make oatmeal every morning, obviously that did not end up working out. I was always the first one up, and eventually I didn't even have time to eat breakfast in the room in the morning. At the beginning of the semester I always got a hummus wrap at GBC, but it never filled me up, so I switched to a burrito bowl with lettuce, brown rice, beans, and guac. At first I got pico de gillo, but that was too spicy for me. When I was starting to run out of meal points at the end of the semester, I did without the guac. Dinner was usually at Crossroads, but toward the end of the semester one of my roommates and I made the trek over to Cafe 3 for shorter lines, less crowdedness, and better quality food.
|GBC, or Golden Bear Cafe|
|Cafe 3, it looks super fancy in this pic|
Picture Pic of the Day
|The most beautiful of smoothie bowls, Tumblr Source: berriesflowersandsparkles|