Hi friends!!!!!!! I feel like I’ve been so crazy busy and away from the blog. Which I have!
After my half marathon on Saturday, I hurried home, showered, finished packing, and left for MSU freshman orientation.
We spent the night in Spokane on Saturday night and then made the rest of the drive to MSU, arriving at about 4pm on Sunday afternoon. It was a loooong, long drive (11 hours!) so I was definitely ready to get out of the car. My hips, obliques, lower back, and upper back were SO sore on Sunday! I felt like I had been hit by a truck. That’s what I get for putting my body under crazy difficult situations that I didn’t train for! Live and learn, right?!
Anyway, when we arrived in Bozeman we got settled into our hotel and Christian and I got sucked into watching the lead up shows to that daredevil stunt special, “Skywire”. I don’t know about you but I definitely could not walk 1500 feet in the air on a tiny wire the length of 4 football fields. Props to him though- he did it!!!!
Eventually we left the hotel to drive to downtown Bozeman for dinner. We had to make a stop at MSU first for required pictures!
We ate dinner at MacKenzie River Pizza Company. This place is soooo good! My family went there last year so of course we had to come back! I got the grilled fajita chicken ceasar salad.
DELICIOUS. Christian got nachos and the chips were super good too! Just the right amount of salt.
Once we got back to our hotel, it was time to shower and get ready for bed. We had an 8 am wake up call which would give us enough time to go to Walmart and pick up a towel and an umbrella (neither of which I used… ) and get to MSU before check-in started at 9:30.
We got there, checked in, and received a schedule for the 3 day orientation, a course catalog, “The Life of Pi” (required reading for our freshman seminar classes……), and a whole bunch of other helpful materials. We also got assigned to a group leader with 10-15 other students of the same major as you. Which was awesome since it gave you the ability to meet people who will be in your classes ahead of time! I was the ONLY person at this orientation majoring in Early Childhood Education & Child Services so I was put with Elementary Ed K-8. Which worked for me- they were so nice!
I really didn’t take very many pictures at all since we were so busy! Here’s the only picture of us we took
And to avoid boring you to tears, here’s a general summary of my 3 days…
Monday Day 1: check in, move in to dorm, check out campus, meet with group, welcome meeting, meeting with assistant dean of Education/HHD department, a career planning seminar, registration information, tour of your residence hall for the fall, open gym/movie, bed.
Tuesday Day 2: HHD department meeting, college expectations seminar, schedule planning, HHD advisor meetings, a play put on by the leaders about issues that arise in college, movie (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), bed
Wednesday Day 3: check out of residence hall, info fair, course registration.
Each day started at 7 am and ended at midnight or later, except for Wednesday when we left at 11.
The food in Montana was SO good. Super fresh, homemade, and local. MSU is really big into sustainability efforts so 25% of their food that they serve was within 50 miles (I think it’s 25%).
The worst part was easily the dorm that they put us in. It was a freshman dorm and you could definitely tell. It was really beat up and the bathrooms were disgusting. SO I would make the 1/4 mile walk to the admissions building every time I needed to brush my teeth, wash my face, or pee. I’m really picky about bathrooms.
I’m so excited for my schedule this semester!
Monday: Psychology 100, Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood through Adolescent Development
Tuesday: Educational Psychology and Child Development, Math for the Liberal Arts, Psychology lab
Wednesday: same as Monday
Thursday: same as Tuesday except no lab
Friday: same as Monday
I’m really nervous for my psych class. There’s 200 people in that class…… yikes. What makes up a psych lab, anyway? Anybody know?
Anyway, Christian is nagging at me to stop blogging and pay attention to him so I’ll leave you with a picture of us taken on the drive home.
Hooray for running on 7 hours of sleep for 3 days straight!
Okay I admit I typed this post up on Wednesday. I didn’t have wifi so I couldn’t post it until Friday. Ahhh oh well. It’s here now!
What classes did you take your freshman year of college? Or middle school or high school
Have you ever been to Montana?