I went to a pre-orientation activity today, and met some of my classmates. It was a “service day” where we volunteer around Boston. Since, I am shy I thought that might be a good way to get to know people.
My classmates were shockingly young. I felt pensive and somewhat vulnerable talking to them. It’s always like that when I first meet people. And then I start thinking about how different I am: I’m gay, I’m in my thirties, I don’t drink. You get the picture. Jen assures me that these are all normal feelings. It can be hard to figure out your place. I have also skipped all of the parties because of a lack of a babysitter. But that’s kind of ok too. There is a party tonight, but I really just wanted to come home to my family.
Tomorrow, the real orientation begins. I’m so nervous.