Hello Patch readers,
It is a pleasure to be writing for a Patch site once again. I have previously written for my hometown's site, Palm Desert Patch, and look forward to continuing my blogging experience. I am now breaking new ground in Los Angeles and attending Santa Monica College with a major in journalism.
I made it though my first day with help from my roommate and only a few complications. I discovered that I had forgotten a few items, including my desk chair (apparently the need to sit did not occur to me), but borrowing a dining room chair will do for now.
Because neither my roommate nor I currently have access to a car we decided that the bus would be our best option for getting to school on the VIP Welcome Day. A lovely perk of attending SMC is the "Any time, Any line" program which allows students to ride the Big Blue Bus for free. As handy as this is, learning the public transportation system is easier said than done. At this point I am convinced that the 6 line doesn't exist, seeing as I waited 45 minutes for a bus that never arrived, but it taught me that there are other ways to get to the Main Campus.
This I'm sure was only the first of many adventures, so I invite you to experience college life with me as I attempt to live on my own, work part-time, and carry 18 units.