It’s a shame. I used to brag profusely in high school about having perfect 20/20 vision. My vision has become exponentially worse over the past few years and I’ve been in utter denial. I’m embarrassed to admit that I was wrong for making fun of my four-eyed friends. This past weekend, I went home to visit my family before school began. Humbly, I went with my parents and picked out legitimate glasses that I will be wearing permanently. Well, there are always contacts.
As I walked into the optometrist office, the first thing I noticed was the abundance of glasses showcased and sparkling, all colors, all styles. It was quite overwhelming at first. My parents helped select a frame that fit my face shape, eye size, etc. I couldn’t help feeling like I was in elementary school again when I was waiting to be called in by the optometrist. Flashbacks of teasing my four-eyed classmates in the third grade ran through my mind. I can recall making allusions to Steve Urkle, a character from the sitcom Family Matters , the epitome of the stereotypical nerd of the time. This was back when I was merely known as Christina “Bully.” So I guess it’s all catching up to me. Maybe I should have made a few less harmless jokes on my glass-wearing friends. I’d like to publicly apologize to you all. So now it’s like I’ve been initiated into the coed fraternity of four-eyed young adults. And honestly, I really don’t know what I was stressing about. It’s just fine.
Classes started yesterday and I feel like I am still adjusting to things. Spending the entire summer living and working in Williamsburg makes you feel even more a part of the community. It’s like I woke up one day and my friends were all here and I am constantly meeting new people. It’s weird to see hundreds of students walking around campus. I was lucky to see a skateboard wiz by me while giving tours all summer! Classes have been enjoyable so far. I’ve been to my Literature and the Bible, Archaeology, and Music classes this week. Next up is the new Library Resources class in Swem and my Senior Seminar is next week. Not only am I juggling coursework, my two jobs, community involvements and extracurriculars, but I am applying to graduate school. So much to do and so little time! I’m going to the local scrapbooking store, Stamps N’ Memories to begin my senior book! Christina H. and I are working on them together. Convocation is tomorrow and the Virginia Symphony comes to Matoaka next week. I’m so happy to be a part of all of this and overjoyed that I will be able to actually SEE it all. Four eyes are definitely better than two.