Step two: spend $9867678986 on dorm decorations.
Step three: leave most of them at home because you don't have the deep inner strength needed to face carrying them up a bazillion stairs.
Anyway. Here's the final product.
Before I say anything else, I have to fangirl a little about my dorm. It has crown molding. And beautiful real floors, and beautiful yellow walls, and a gigantic window looking out on the oak tree-lined quad. I. Love. My. Dorm.
Immediately on your right is the dressing room, where I prepare my flawless daily outfits. As you may notice, there's some artwork. Here's the first:
It's a quotation by John Muir, the famous explorer. I love its adventurous spirit and wanderlust. (Text: the mountains are calling, and I must go.)
This quote is from a song written for Beauty and the Beast when it became a Broadway musical. The original phrase:
No matter what the pain,
We've come this far.
I pray that you remain
Exactly as you are.
I love having a daily reminder in my room.
Likewise, I have since added more art to the wall above my bed. It seems a little sad and bare in this picture. And hopefully, they'll be even more to come!
Beneath my bed is my modest kitchen.
Here's my desk. It is absolutely this neat everyday. Yeah. Totally.
Remember the big, lovely window I promised? Here it is.
And that's my dorm!
I really am loving college. For those who don't know, I'm a double major in English and Classics. I'm brushing up on my Middle English and Latin this semester, which is terribly fun. I love the girls on my hall, too. So far we've watched the Lego Movie, the Emperor's New Groove, and Shrek. During the scene in Shrek where Fiona sings to birds, one of my neighbors turned to me and said, "That's you, Allison."
I'm off to seek my fortune.