Hello! Hola! Ahnnyonghaseyo! Bonjour! Ciao!
For those of you wondering, these are ways of saying hello in different languages. I honestly don’t know what week this is for school, because I literally lost count, but I am looking forward to spring break! Anyways, back to the point.
I have been thinking a lot lately these days about my past and started to have flashbacks, because I am going to graduate in the next year. Time is getting close and going by fast. When I give students and families a tour on campus, it reminds me of my past. To be honest, I didn’t get a campus tour at RIT/NTID, but I did get campus tours at other colleges in my hometown. I remembered I was nervous and amazed at how every college I saw was different. When I first came to RIT/NTID, I was overwhelmed, because this campus was big and I got lost couple a few times trying to find my classrooms. It was okay, because I was a “newbie.” I felt alone, because I didn’t know anybody on the campus, but I did know this. RIT/NTID has a big Deaf community here. In my hometown there were only few of us that were deaf. Now at RIT/NTID I get to meet many different people who are deaf from different races and backgrounds. I remembered that the faculty and staff were very welcoming to us and telling us it was okay to be nervous, excited or scared. Some students were scared because it was their first time away from home. Some students were nervous because they didn’t know what to do. But these feelings soon disappeared.
Through the college years, I learned how to be independent instead of relying on my parents all the time. It’s been good practice for the future and real world because sooner or later, I have to learn how to cook or how to do laundry on my own. I learned a lot of things about myself, too, because in my freshman year, I didn’t know what I wanted to do or who I was. Through my years at RIT/NTID, I learned about my identify and what I want to do. Now I have goals to aim for in the future. I have so many new friends, and many I can call my best friends. For one of my best friends I was asked to be her maid of honor. It is amazing to see how we all grow up to be adults,and start to prepare for the real world. It is okay to be scared of the real world because you are not ready. Don’t worry. It takes time!
I guess that’s it for now!