So, about the first half of the semester is over now and campus noticeably changing every day. First of all, classes are beginning to pick up a little as far as homework and quizzes. I can remember the first week of classes when there was a lot of energy and excitement around campus from the freshmen orientation events to everyone having free time to hang out and chill with a few friends. Yeah, those were the days when classes didn’t have much homework and pretty much everyone had all the time in the world to hang out. The hardest thing was trying to find something to do.
Well it has now been a month since I’ve arrived here at Belmont. Crazy to think it has already been a month. Classes are well underway, and the homework continues to be piling up (at least I am not as much of a procrastinator as I was in high school). I have settled into a nice little routine consisting of school, homework, socializing with friends, wasting way too much time on the computer and of course, Target runs.
It’s Hope here again… and let me just say that if you told me two weeks ago that I’d feel the way I do about college right now, I’d never believe you. Not that I didn’t like Belmont at first, but let’s just say my first post was a bit more difficult to write. Nothing was specifically negative about my experience, but there also wasn’t anything that I felt really passionate about either. I just wasn’t my old self and was on very uneasy ground my first few weeks of school….which is to be expected I think from anyone who goes through this big of a transition. Also, I’d just like to make it known that I had absolutely no intention of getting into what I am about to describe to you next. I was completely uninterested, definitely not planning on doing it, and only did it as a last resort, but……………..
Time waits for no one, at least that’s what they say. And never have those words been truer than in my recent weeks of college. Now, I’ll be the first to admit, neither am I the most orderly person, nor am I the most timely. However, being in college, it’s looking like I’m going to change all that. There is so much to remember to do, it’s easy to lose track of the time and find myself just barely making a homework assignment or maybe missing one altogether. Basically, the responsiblity of applying myself to my work and making time for scholastic activities first, can be difficult to do. I’m just now getting into the swing of things, and I’m still not quite sure who’s controlling the swing.
Wow! These past few days have been fun, crazy, and slightly stressful! I turned the Big 2-0 on Sunday, September 17th! Celebrating my 20th birthday with my roommate, his family, and a few friends was definitely a memorable day! However, the fun and excitement from the weekend did not cease. It continued on throughout the week. On Tues., September 19th, my roommate, Luke, and I attended the 2nd Annual Second Harvest Benefit Concert which supported the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
The Second Harvest Benefit Concert was held at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The concert featured renowned songwriter, Craig Wiseman, with the accompaniment of LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Dunn, Keith Urban, Randy Owen and Jon Bon Jovi. The show was definitely an amazing experience for my roommate due to the fact that it was his first “real” concert experience! Overall, the evening was simply amazing! Personally, I am grateful that these talented artists and songwriters take time out of their hectic lives to participate in a spectacular event such as this.
Well, this is my first entry into my blog and I’m very excited to be a part of this. I guess I should start off with a little introduction. My name is Amaryah. Most people have a hard time pronouncing it correctly, so I use a pronounciation key. It sounds like, Uh-More-Yuh, but it doesn’t have anything to do with love. At the moment I am currently undecided but leaning strongly to English Lit. I know it’s kind of odd to come from Miami, Florida, just to be an English Lit major, but Belmont was too hard to resist. I knew I wanted to be a Bruin from the first moment I set foot on campus.
So, finally, after two long summer months spent twiddling my thumbs in anticipation and working trying to save up money, I arrived at Belmont University. My first thoughts upon entering the campus were something like this, “Wow, I’m finally here! This is awesome!” And then, “Gosh, is that the line of people moving in?” It was an exciting and slightly overwhelming day. I moved into my triple occupancy dorm with little problem other than three girls sharing one room (can anyone say lack of closet space?). Little did I know, that was just the beginning of the fun.
Hey guys! I’m Melissa and I am a freshman blogger! I am a Spanish and Political Science double major. Three weeks ago I moved into my dorm room. Move in day was crazy, all the upperclassmen helpers unloaded all my dorm stuff from the car in what seemed like a blink of the eye. No small feat considering I had a Chevy Tahoe packed, and I’m talking nothing but the front seats -cant fit another New York Bagel in the back -packed. My father and I drove about 14 hours to get here, but once I was here, it was so exciting and I finally started to feel like a college kid.
Hey, my name is Josh. I am a sophomore Business major here at Belmont. I’m from Nashville, so the move from high school to college life has been fairly easy considering that my mom lives just 15 minutes away from campus. Unlike the majority of the students, I decided to stay on campus for the summer and catch up on some classes. With the new semester now under way, it’s time to knuckle down and get Back 2 Business. I can remember moving in my first day scared to actually be away from home. But pulling up I was greeted by an array of people ready to help me out and get me settled in. After that first day it was smooth sailing from then on. My freshman year was packed with excitement from playing in the marching band to the Men’s basketball team making the NCAA tournament. This year, now that I’m prepared, I can’t wait to experience all the fun and excitement happening on campus.
Hi everyone! My name is Hope and I’ve been a freshman music business major at Belmont University for about three weeks now. Being from Atlanta, Georgia, life here has been quite different and I’ve been pretty much on sensory overload for the past three weeks. For starters, the weather is incredible compared to where I’m from and in general, everything about my life as I’ve known it has changed! But let’s back up a little bit… it’s been a whirlwind, but I’ll try to start at the beginning.
The first experience that left an impact on me was move in day. On August 19, my mom, brother, and I pulled up infront of my residence hall with an SUV and a sedan full of “necessities” (right….). And I kid you not, the only thing that I carried to my room was my pillow. There were so many students and faculty members ready to lend a helping hand that all the hard work was done before I could blink an eye. Now, my move in day was different from most because that morning my mom fell and broke her foot, but have no fear! Belmont’s head of nursing was right there as we were unloading and took care of her until we could get to the doctor. Perfect timing, huh?
Hello….my name is Ben! I am a sophomore who is officially enrolled as a student in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. The transition from Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Music City USA has definitely been not only a great blessing, but moreover, an amazing roller coaster ride (to say the least!). On Aug. 19th, my parents and I arrived to Belmont University. I cannot believe how incredibly smooth “move-in” day went! There were so many gracious students to assist my parents and I in transporting all of my belongings from my dad’s truck to my living quarters.