Today’s Day 1 of Orientation Week at my new uni, and boy, I am already loaded with information: what classes to enroll for, where to get help, what do I need do, when do I need to pay my fees, etc etc etc.
But it is also very exciting to be studying again, after having a 3 months break. Well, not exactly break, but transitioning time. (In case you are new to my blog, I just moved from Malaysia to Australia over a month ago). So now it feels like I’m getting “back on track” again.
It is especially exciting as I have always wanted to study in an international university. I completed my first undergraduate in Malaysia and never had the experience of studying abroad. I used to think that going back to school and studying abroad is just a distant dream. But now it is all happening!
Thus, it is not surprising that I am one of those sitting really erect and excited at the opening ceremony, trying to take in as much as I can and just grinning like a cat who got its cake! I know what you are thinking: NERD. And yes, I proudly admit that I am one. You won’t believe the flutters I feel in my stomach when the Vice Chancellor welcomed us to the uni. Or when a faculty member greeted us and gave us a taste of the Indigenous People’s tradition when they welcome someone into their circle. I just feel this tug in my heart: I really want to be part of all these.
Orientation Week spells so many things for different people: a time to meet new people, to get to know the school, to get oriented or even, one more week of holidays before school begins. But for me, it is really a time to gently bask in the happiness and the knowing that: dreams do come true!