Tell us about a time you made a false assumption about a person or a place — how did they prove you wrong?
When I first started really thinking about what college would be like before I actually went, I had a lot of assumptions in my mind. Nearly all of them turned out to be wrong.
There’s the classic “I thought I would have so much free time to do so many productive things!” Going into college, I always had this idea that I would spend so much more time now reading books and finally getting around to attempting to complete a novel. All of a sudden, I was struggling to read the chapters of textbooks for my classes, and I was writing about as much fiction as any non-writer would. I thought my social life had changed forever when I entered high school, but college turned out to be a whole other dimension. I was spending hours of my days, weekday or weekend, with friends, just goofing off or attempting to focus on homework in study rooms in the library. Complete novel my ass; if I’m still writing this blog and even my other one during the school year it’ll be nothing short of a miracle. Continue reading