I finally am back to the site, GBLOG. I had a few crazy months since I got back to Gallaudet from Christmas break in California. A lot of things happened at Gallaudet University and I will mention few of the good things.
I left California to go back to school on the day when President Obama entered the office for the first time as a 44th President & the first African-American president in the U.S. History. Once I got there to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), almost all the transportation sites were closed and I was stuck with the Amtrak train to take me to Union Station. Somehow Union Station was closed and blocked off for a few blocks of the road. I had to walk down the street to look for a taxi until I became lost and alone in Washington DC near Union Station. It was pretty cold to stand as I stood around waiting for a taxi for 30 to 45 minutes.
It was really nice to be back to campus and see all my friends. It also wasn’t cool for me to deal with the 3 hour time adjustment the first day of school in the next day. It took my body about a week and a half to adjust to the time differenec. I also went through the hard times the first two weeks dealing with the deaths of some friends, but I had to face those facts with the deaths and I found another way to move on because I knew the people who were dead are watching over me, my family, my friends, and my friends’ families. It was tough dealing with that a day before softball tryouts.
The day of the softball tryouts, I was in no shape to practice after hearing the horrible facts back at home and I couldn’t practice. I was thinking about my friend and what he was going through without a mom in his life who doesn’t have a chance to see him graduate from high school in 2012 or see her other kids graduate. After the first day, I still was in the head of shock because I couldn’t believe it did happened and I couldn’t imagine what was it is like if I was in my friend’s shoes. The second day of softball tryouts was better than the first day, but all I can think about was my friend and his family and what did they were going through.
After softball tryouts, I learned I made the team. I had no skills related to softball except my awesome speed that is needed for the team. I still am one of the most fastest players on the team and I am so proud of myself for everything that I have done to put a lot of effort in making the team.
We also had our second snow day at Gallaudet and all my classes were canceled. I was so happy because I was desperate to catch up with homework and prepare ahead of time to make up the classes that I missed due to softball away games. It was really nice to have our snow days for once before the spring season comes.
— Janaee aka JC