Film. Missing the sunsets in SB so much.
For those freshman tracking the UCSB tag and awaiting orientation, a word of advice: If your orientation isn’t everything you want it to be, don’t be discouraged. The summer before my first year, I was SO nervous about going to college. Whether it was the party rep, the difficulty of classes, or the fact of leaving home, I was so apprehensive. I thought that orientation would show me what UCSB was really like, that it would be amazing, and I could spend the rest of my summer feeling good about it before it started. In actuality, orientation for me was stressful, rushed, and most of the people were kind of reserved. Not to mention, my “roomate” for the night came back at 3AM from IV, drunk and loud. I thought this was the next 4 years that I had ahead of me. Turns out I was totally wrong. At the beginning of my first year, everyone around me was SO nice, outgoing, and striving to make new friends. My classes weren’t as stressful as I thought. And the party scene never at any point made me feel uncomfortable or pressured, and wasn’t too distracting to keep me from being successful in my classes. I had an incredible, rewarding, and fun year that was nothing like the first 2 days I experienced at UCSB during orientation.