My name is Sonia, and i came to the institute because i wanted to experience what it would be like to live in a university. I really wanted to get the college experience so that later on in the future i will know what to expect. What i hope to learn while im here is definetly some leadership skills, i also hope to meet a lot of people, and i hope this experience just helps me overcome my shyness. Me, i can be a shy person; when i first meet someone,i am quiet, but after a while i start being the real me. I come from a family of eight, four sisters and one brother, and im lucky enough to have both my parents together. Since we are a pretty big family, its pretty hard trying to get one on one time with my parents, and since i am one of the middle kids its even harder. But luckily this year, ive gotten really close with my mom, yeah there are days when we argue but those rarely happen. At home, i share a room with my fourteen year old sister and coming here,to osu, has just been a little different without her; she is like my best friend, i tell her everything there is to know about me,i trust her with everything and anything, so being without her is a little weird. I try to always be positive, i also try to be nice to everyone i meet, usually im open to do anything but it just depends how i feel that day.Some of the things i like to do are drawing, being with my family, being with friends, listening to peoples problems and trying to help them out and i am in love with photography, i just love taking pictures. Thats what i hope to be once i get to college, a photographer.
Day 2 Challenge Course
Well day two was an okay day. It wasn't the best of days for me; at first, yeah i was pretty excited to get on the courses but then as i approached the one i wanted to go on...things just went bad. I remember how all of my friends went on it and they seemed like they were having fun, so i decided to try it. I remember as i climbed up the ladder to get on the zip line; my knees were shaking, my hands were sweaty and my nerves were getting the best of me. That wasnt anything out of the ordinary, it would happen every time i did something new, that was kind of scary. But I didnt realize how high i was until i got to the top. When i got there, that's when i realized what i was about to do. I was about to go on a zipline. Something ive never done in my life. Yes, i knew i was scared of hights but the thing was i didnt know how scared i actually was. "Just look at me, right at me", was what i heard from the instructor up there. But as hard as i tried i just couldnt. I looked down and i saw my friends cheering me on, and since i was already up there, i just thought well 'i might as well do it'. I felt the board in which i was standing on shake so that sorta made things even worse. I took a seat on top and i tried to breath and relax. I felt like my nerves were getting the best of me. I didnt know how bad i was scare until i actually felt the tears roll down my face
Well on thurday, day 4...that was a hard day. I just didnt feel completely comfortable. At first the beach, yeah i had fun, the water was cold but yet i still went in. It was fun. But after a while i got cold, and just decided to step out for a while. I ended up sitting in the sand with Jessica, one of the leaders, and we just talked. I liked it. Since i was having a rough day i just wanted to talk to someone, it didnt matter what it was about i just needed someone. And i feel like Jessica helped me out just by her being there, and i feel like i was lucky to have her there with me. After the beach, when we got home, i was still feeling a little bad, i didnt know what to do. I just felt like i didnt belong. Eder came along and talked to me for a while, and that helped me so much. I felt like i could get out my emotions, i felt like i can say everything i felt and he wouldnt judge me. And thats something ive never really done in a really long time. And i know i just met him not so long ago but yeah i look up to him, and once all this is over, im really gonna miss him, him and Jessica. Im just really thankful that they were there for me.