So I’m sitting here in my dorm room at Oberlin College. It’s the last day I’ll spend here in three months *sigh*. As much as I hate being stressed out, worrying about grades, and writing papers, I love this place. I’m sad to leave.
I can’t believe an entire year has gone by. I remember moving into Oberlin. I was still deep into my anorexia, and I probably should have taken some time off to work on myself. But, being me, I couldn’t fathom taking any time off school. Transferring to Oberlin was scary. I thought I would hate it just like I hated my previous school. I thought that maybe I just wasn’t cut out for college. I’m happy to say that I was wrong though. Oberlin is perfect for me.
Oberlin is like a strange little hippie haven in rural Ohio. It’s unlike any other place I’ve ever been in Ohio. It’s such a counterculture in comparison to everything I grew up with. At any other college campus I’ve been to, girls walk around wearing their Northfaces, Ugg boots, and Coach purses. Not at Oberlin. Showering is optional. Shaving is definitely optional. Most of the time, clothing is also optional. It’s a fun little place.
Finals time is crazy at Oberlin. The entire student population walks around campus looking like zombies. It’s not uncommon to see students making the “walk of shame” out of the library after staying there the entire night. There’s the beer fairy and naked runs through Mudd (If you go to Oberlin, you know what I’m talking about). I’m ready for finals to be over, but I’m not ready to leave my little piece of paradise.