My First Night at Rosemont College
My entire life has been filled with firsts. As the oldest, I was the first to start school, the first licensed driver and the first varsity tennis player. I am the experimental child - the guinea pig. Normally, I found a way to manage the unknown that accompanied each new experience; however, no amount of preparation prepared me for one of the most daunting adventures in life: college. Tips from older cousins, advice from teachers, and warnings from my parents created expectations but I had very little to go on when I arrived at Rosemont College. My name is Emily Javitt and I am a first year student. My experiences as a Raven, both good and bad, are about to be written down for everyone to see, starting with my first night... alone.
Since I was 17 months old, I have shared a room with at least one of my three younger sisters. Well, my college roommate decided to stay in Texas for as long as she possibly could so I spent two nights with my third floor dorm room all to myself. It was the strangest experience of my life! There were no late night chats, shared Oreos, or a need to put on matching pajamas. I do not think I will ever have the ability to live alone. Those first two days are a blur and no amount of preparation would have made them any easier (my sisters should be so grateful that they have me around...).
To be honest, I am excited for all the new firsts that will arise during my years at Rosemont. I cannot wait to walk into the unknowns and create memories throughout these so called "best years of my life." The first night may have been daunting but the firsts that are yet to come aren't so scary anymore. With the help of the awesome upperclassmen I have met (who have provided fantastic guidance) and knowing that the entire class of 2017 will be making mistakes and hitting their strides beside me, I now give Rosemont College permission to throw whatever challenges it chooses at me. What's next? Freshman Orientation...