It’s been exactly 4 weeks since I left Austin, Texas for New York City. I’m not going to lie, I’m very homesick. I never realized how much I love Austin and my school, the University of Texas, after leaving and realizing that the next time I ever set foot on the campus that we call the 40 acres, I will be an alumni.
I guess it’s always hard for college students to graduate because college is one of the best years of our lives. I don’t know about you, but I certainly had an amazing time at UT. From here on out, the eyes of Texas are upon me and I will live up to the great name of Texas. I love New York – the fast paced lifestyle, bright lights, and amazing people. But one thing is for sure, Texas will always be close to my heart. Hook ’em!
What My Life Was Like in College
College was amazing. Plain and simple. An average day would be described as follows.
8 am – wake up, shower, and get ready for class.
9 am – eat breakfast, check e-mail
9.15 am – off to class
9.30 to 11 am – class time
11 to 12 – break
12 to 3 pm – back to back classes
3 to 5 pm – review notes, do homework, try finish any major duties for the week
5 pm – head back to the house (fraternity house)
6 pm – Dinner
7 pm onwards – happy time. I’m either with friends, working out at the gym, drinking at a bar, or just dickin’ around (excuse my french).
Being in a fraternity made things so much more fun. Parties, traditions, events, formals, everything was just great.
During the fall semester we would have a couple of major events that a lot of people look forward to.
- First we have the football season kick-off. Every single home game would be celebrated with tailgates all over the stadium. It’s absolutely manic.
- In October we have the Texas vs. OU game. Our biggest rival in the Big 12. The game is held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX.
- Also in October is the Austin City Limits music festival. ACL is the largest music festival in Austin. 100,000 people flock to Zilker park for 3 days of great music
- In November, major parties around West Campus. West Campus is where the majority of UT college students reside in. During the 3rd of 4th week of November, fraternities hold major parties that have now become a yearly tradition.
- In December, there’s Christmas formal. Christmas is the greatest time of the year and everyone in Austin loves to celebrate this season.
All that said and done, it’s hard to blame someone like me, for not missing college. That’s why college is so great – no major responsibilities other than studying for exams and it’s all fun from there. I know that this transition is going to be a bit of a struggle but it’s time to move on. After all, I wouldn’t want to be a 5th or 6th year senior, see my friends graduate and move on to their careers as I get ostracized as the old dude at the frat party.
This is dedicated to the Texas Longhorns. The 2012 season is going to be great. Hook ’em!