As of right now, I am currently worried about midterms, grades, exams, and just classes in general. As I am in the midpoint of my 2nd semester, we also have to start thinking about sophomore year. It’s crazy to me how fast time is moving, it seems like just yesterday I was moving all of my things in to GRC. Not only do we have to worry about our current situations now with grades and school, but we also have to start wondering about housing for the following year.
As of right now, I am planning to live with three of my friends in a house for the next school year. There is a lot that goes into finding a new place to live. You have to take in account who you will live with, where, price, and much more. I am hoping this house follows through because it will be so much fun to live with these people. You have to be really careful when deciding on housing though, it is a very important decision. You have to find a place that has a lease that everyone is fine with, and are capable of paying for. There is also a lot you should do before signing a lease. You should always make sure you talk to your parents and figure it if it is the best thing to do. As of right now, I am currently unsure where I am living, but I know I need to figure it out soon. The thing about Richmond, is that it is not an easy place to live. Places are very expensive, and it can get hectic for parking and looking for places, especially when so many other people are also looking and signing leases.
Another thing about next year is that I will have to be more independent. As a freshman, I am living in a dorm that has a place for laundry, gym, kitchen, study rooms, etc. When you are no longer a freshman, you do not have much of these luxuries. You will have to be able to take care of yourself. Also, as a freshman, I have a very large meal plan. This means I never really needed to cook for myself since I had swipes and dining dollars to feed me. Since I have to pay rent, water, gas, etc I plan to not have a meal plan or a large one since I have to pay for so much. Next year and the following years will be very fun but also expensive. I can not wait to see what lies ahead of me though.