am i weird?

<p>most of my friends can't wait until move in day and are counting down the days until their departure. i, on the other hand, am not as excited. i just see it as the start of another school year, with all its assignments, papers, projects, and due dates. i don't understand why everyone is so pumped. is it because of the opportunity to leave your parents, the independence, or the parties or something? i'm personally not much of a partier, so that doesn't make a real difference to me. how did you guys feel about move-in? were you excited or indifferent? discuss</p>

<p>Freshman always be trippin'. It's no where near as exciting as they think it'll be. To me another year is just another day in the office.</p>

<p>you have a feeling about something that the majority doesn't express. Does that make you weird? I don't know, it depends how you define weird and so on.</p>

<p>Maybe you would like to understand why you have the feelings you do, and why they are different from the feelings other people have. </p>

<p>My guess is it has to do with your personality. Some people like being exited about things; being exited about something can reduce worries or fears about the thing, make you feel better about what it to come, etc. It can help you cope with the change. In a way being exited is like being overly optimistic, and optimism can obviously be valuable.</p>

<p>Also a lot of people really like new experiences; their brains respond really positively to them. Maybe you are more fine with the way things are, less needing of novel stimuli, etc.</p>

<p>i was so ****ing excited freshman year. and the year after that. and now here i am, getting excited again.
it's the freedom and the ability to take care of yourself, i think. i just like being able to toke in the house whenever i want. make my own schedule. live with my friends. be responsible for myself and be good at it.
freshman year, you meet so many new people, it's ridiculous. every person is a new opportunity. everyone has a story and something to offer. everyone's in the same situation as you just trying to have fun and explore this brand new part of their life. how can you not be excited? :) you don't need to be a partier to be excited about meeting new people and starting a new chapter of your life.</p>

<p>I felt the same before leaving home the first time. It was a bit different for me, since I was one of 10 in my class of ~150 that was leaving the state, but everyone else was getting excited and I didn't really feel different.</p>

<p>I dunno, it was nice when I was there, changed the way I think. But I wasn't really excited before.</p>

<p>If you're not excited about it, it might be that you're nervous about it, or might be that you're like me and just don't really care about the difference</p>

<p>I don't have a problem with meeting new people or change. I think I agree with UAkid...."just another day in the office." I am, however, really excited about living in the city. The suburbs can get really boring. School, ehhhhhh...but city, woooh</p>

<p>UAKid nailed it IMO... it's not that special</p>

<p>Zoidberg, I feel the exact same way. Like UAKid said, "It's another day the office". </p>

<p>It also depends on what you want to get from a college. Some are just in it for the parties and booze; some want an education; some want to get married... it's all up to you.</p>

<p>I am a senior and I don't count down the days to go back to school. I like having the freedom of the summer without much responsibility and structure. I am excited to see my friends again, but not excited to go back to class and do all that work. Plus I have to decide what to do after I graduate and that suuucks!</p>

<p>I feel the same way kindaslick. Except for the friend part because I don't know anyone on campus yet lol</p>

<p>I mostly just want to go back to see my friends. I don't hang out with anyone in the summer because all my friends live in different states. But I miss the life I had in college and I cannot wait to move in...on the day after tomorrow!!! :D</p>

<p>I think its exciting, and I'm a sophmore...it's the chance to start fresh, work hard and get the payoff for me. That and time spent with friend, I just enjoy school in general.</p>

<p>bump 10char</p>

<p>I was excited for my first two years, mainly because I wanted to go back to school away from home, but this year its different. It may be because Im not moving or because of my class change, or im just burned ...I'm not sure. But freshman year is something to be excited for as its full of new experiences.</p>

<p>On one hand... it's just the start of another school year, with more homework, quizzes, projects, and exams.</p>

<p>On the other hand... it's different from the past 12 years of your life because this is the first major step towards living independently and becoming an adult. That level of freedom you realize during your first year away from home is very significant.</p>

<p>To me the independence thing is a bit overblown. In my case, the only real freedom I get is being able to do anything with my time. Otherwise my parents are still a big role considering they pay for everything. Might just be me though.</p>

<p>could be, like I've said I felt a surprising amount of independence last year even though i was commuting. I think my dad and stepmom realized they needed to give me space and treat me more like a tenant of their condo than a child (not that I never had dinner or watched TV with them, but if I wanted to go and get coffee at midnight for instance they didn't care).</p>

<p>@UAKid, I'm pretty much the opposite. My parents gave me a couple hundred bucks for books and other expenses, but other than that, I'm on full FA, and I'm also going to be 8 hours away from them, so I'm going to be pretty much isolated. It makes me a bit nervous and a bit excited at the same time, but more excited because I <em>love</em> the school.</p>

<p>To the Original Poster,
You'll probably be really excited one you are actually on campus. Good Luck!</p>