Who would have ever thought that I would be the first generation to go to college? I thought I would because nobody on my dad side of the family made it thru high school, let alone college. I felt excited hearing that I was going to college to pursue a degree in Nursing. I felt excited but at the same time I was so nervous, because it was my first day at Wallace State Community College. I really didn’t know anybody there. Eventually my first day was one of the most memorable days of my life.
At first, I was lost and confused; I really did not know where to go. I had to ask around to figure out where the new students had to report. The person I had asked was very sweet and polite. I walked to a big building which I saw a line of students, so I didn’t feel scared anymore. All of the new students there looked so happy, knowing it was their first day at college. Everyone was mingling, goofing around, and was having a good time, they seemed happy about their first day there. However, I told myself you got this just be brave.
I talked to a girl and asked her what are we about to do and she said, “We about to form into groups to do a campus tour. ” Her name was Andrea, she was very outspoken, shy and sweet, and we bonded pretty well in the group and eventually became great friends. After a while I started to feel like myself again, after been in the group and meeting my new friend Andrea. The campus tour made me feel lucky and I began to relax and enjoy my first day of college. After the campus tour was over , we went and had lunch, Andrea and I began to talk a little more about ourselves and plus our personal life.
Come to find out we did not live far from one another , and we both shared the same interests ; she liked iPhone’s and so did I. After lunch we got back into the groups and finished the rest of the orientation out. Later on, when classes started, I began to feel nervous all over again. But my friend Andrea was always there to cheer me up. All the students were chatting with one another, and just seemed to be getting along just fine. We met some other girls in our class and their names were Kari and Maddie, both Andrea and I introduced ourselves to them as well.
Class begun and the teacher began to introduce herself, in which her name was Mrs. Hopper , she was sweet, nice, outgoing, smart and one intelligent woman I have ever saw in my life. She began to tell us where she was from, how long she had been teaching at Wallace, what made her wanted to be a teacher, what she did in her spare time, and last but not least is that she was going to be a mom and this was just her first child. Next all the students introduced themselves, by basically saying things similar to what Mrs. Hopper had said.
Soon classes was over and Andrea and I spent the rest of the day doing homework and spending time with our new friends. I’m always going to remember this day because I had the opportunity to meet more people/friends. More importantly, I met the best friend that I have today. Finally, I think the first day of college is very nervous, but things seem to always have one big happy ending. So now I tell myself never be afraid to take risks, even if I may fall. So this why I say that my first day at Wallace State was very memorable.