the whales swim onward
With the whirlwind of thoughts swirling through my brain regarding college, classes, schoolwork, new friends, and new experiences, I was never sure what to do about Fluffyland. Although it is my beloved little business, it was one of the last things on my mind. I considered letting it go… but how could I let something I’ve worked so hard on go to waste?
After making the obvious choice to bring my sewing machine plus some fabric, it seemed to be an almost equally clear choice to keep my shop alive. I now have a huge bin in my closet filled with whales, mousies, totes, and pouches. They all decided to tag along, keeping me company in case I ever get lonely and miss my friends.. hehe. I’ve also received my first custom whale order, which will give me something fun to do and a nice (and still productive!) break from schoolwork.
The first week of classes is going well. It’s fun to be on my own time; actual class takes much less time than that of high school, but homework and outside studying is much more intense than I am accustomed to.
The biggest challenges so far?
- doing homework alone in my room while friends are hanging out down the hall
- getting a decent amount of sleep…
- but not napping every day
- figuring out a time to eat lunch on Wednesdays, when I have class from 8:30-4 and my only break is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (gross!)
- staying awake during physics class
- figuring out how to use a front-loading washer… i had some embarrassing difficulties.
But really, I’m having lots of fun and meeting lots of really great people. And although all my classes are difficult, since they’re core classes for engineering (calculus II, physics, chemistry, and java programming), so far they’ve proven to be captivating (except for the aforementioned physics). So I am happy!