Welcome to “The Travelling Rose,” a blog made by a naive college student with too much time on her hands and too few reasons to keep her private thoughts private.
As a prospective reader, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I know that the internet is full of many other blogs for you peruse, so your willingness to give mine a chance is highly appreciated. I will work diligently to provide you with as many interesting and useful blog posts as I can on the topic of student life at Cornell University. I will also make a concerted effort to be as concise as possible in my posts, though I can’t promise I won’t ramble from time to time (as I am prone to do in daily conversations…my apologies, in advance). I hope you enjoy the stories I have to offer.
I am joining Cornell’s student bloggers’ team as an undergraduate student at the College of Industrial and Labor Relations. However, that information can only tell you so much of who I really am. There is, after all, so much more to a person than just their academics.
So imagine if you will—not a student—but a 5’1 Puerto Rican-and-Dominican-American woman with her mind in the clouds, a pencil in her hand, and a bright pink and black checkered backpack on her back with key chains of Mickey Mouse, sunflowers, and birds hanging off of every zipper. If it’s winter, she’ll be wearing a heavy red coat about twice her size, a chunky white scarf, and a fuzzy white hat that is covering a mess of curly hair–which almost always gives her away when she’s hiding in a crowd. During the summer, she’s no less obvious. She wears colorful clothes from head-to-toe, but still holds a sweater in her arms and wears heave boots on her feet just in case Mother Nature decides to get crafty.
Talk to her and she will talk back for hours on end—but good luck finding her. Not even her closest friends can catch her between work, classes, club meetings and sleep; at least, not without a lot of effort. She has a little sister at home who means the world to her, and her family is one of her favorite conversation starters. She has an interest in foreign cultures, social issues, literature, and the performing arts. She may not know what career she wants to pursue just yet, but she knows it must reflect all of her interests so she will stay motivated to work hard and succeed in it. Her greatest challenge at the moment is to find that very career.
It’s a bit absurd and self-indulging, but that is essentially me in a nut-shell.
I’m hoping that I can give you some insight into what it’s like to live at Cornell, but please try to understand that I can only give you my perspective and my perspective will be very different from any other student who lives here. My personality is not entirely unique, but it is uncommon enough that my life choices and preferences will differ from that of some readers. A girl can only have so many key chains on her backpack before she realizes she’s a bit different from the other young adults dressed to the nines for morning lecture.
With that, I hope you can respect my interests and find some value in the stories I can offer you throughout these upcoming years.
I ‘ll try to post regularly on this blog, to vary its topics, and to keep posts entertaining with each new week. I will divide my posts into different segments and keep a list of segments on my Expected Travels page. If you want to better understand the method to my madness, then I suggest you check that page out first. The stories I choose are not so much tailored to my readers as they are to specific goals I have in mind for my own development and for other potential students. However, I will at times consider you interests as well, so feel free to comment if you would like to suggest something specific.
I do hope that you can walk away from my blog understanding that, with each post, I have learned something new about my life and wanted to share that lesson with other people. If you have ever had that desire to share your life, then you know how important it is to read such stories with an open mind and with a light sense of humor. After all, no one wants their message to be left unheard.
So, to end this letter from the author, I once again thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.Best of Days,
Roselby M. Sosa