The hardest part for me today was breathing. My legs felt fine, but I am still a little clogged up do to my broken nose. I found the noises that I made breathing through my mouth were disturbing. Especially to my running mates, Kris and Alyssa, who were convinced that I was being asphyxiated. It was nice to get a ball at my feet but I'm still dreading that first header! Thursday is Brown (and a second shot at an Ivy League opponent).
This week also solidified for us freshman that managing our time is going to be essential if we want to succeed. There are barely enough hours in a week to make it to every class, every lifting session, every practice, every game and 6 hours of mandatory and supervised study hall. That’s not even taking into account the need for additional studying, food every now and then – and maybe some sleep. My mid-morning naps, and watching Real Housewives of New Jersey are definitely a thing of the past.
This week is already proving to be hard, but I’m looking forward to Thursday’s game and then 4 of my best friends are coming out to Amherst to visit this Friday. Skyping with them is just not cutting it, not to mention my 7-day free trial of group Skype has officially expired. I can’t wait to introduce them to my new friends, or Floor 3 of Emerson. I think my floor mates will be happy to finally be able to put faces to the names they constantly hear me referencing. My friends from home are all at smaller schools, so I think they will love the atmosphere found on a bigger campus and especially Southwest Village.
After surviving today, the rest of the week should be a breeze with the added bonus of actually being available to play in a game and a weekend that comes with a much needed visit from home.