Oh, the places we’ll go!

by Victoria Nguyen

I don’t know if you guys have figured out just how much there is to do in this little town of San Marcos. I’ve been here for a whopping five whole days and have traveled to a variety of new and exciting places. Just today, I made the long and treacherous journey to the eighth floor of the J.C. Kellam Administration Building to have a powwow with my fellow bloggers, who are all really great, by the way. This seemingly infinite hike to the other side of campus was a voyage to much more than a physical destination. This trip brought me to individuals with bright minds and impressively innovative ideas. By the time spent with these artists, I can tell that at least one of them will be able to connect with you on some level. Our meeting today was exciting and quite fun, eliminating all my doubts for this project. I have just one wish for you as you read posts from myself and my cohorts, and that is to enjoy and appreciate what we have taken the time to write. The four of us, as well as many others, have put in a lot of time and effort to help connect with you all. We just want to show you what is out there in the world, so that you can go out and find what it is you want in life.

Speaking of finding what is you want, I definitely found what I was searching for. After our meeting, I made my way over to Sewell Park where I went to take a splash into the amazing San Marcos River. If you guys haven’t made your way down there yet, I suggest you make it a priority before classes start. I know that I will be making several trips to just enjoy all that nature has to offer. I was practically born and raised in the water, and my cousins and I were the original “River Rats.” The river down here is an oasis that brings together people from all walks of life. Just today I saw a family from Lubbock, natives of the area, the cutest dog I’ve ever seen, and of course a few Bobcats here and there. The water is a great place to float and relax, as well as meet new people. Just go down and enjoy the water and see what kind of opportunities will literally float your way. Oh and if you’re the kind of person who freaks out when grass or the native rice grazes you, I would suggest that you stay in the middle of the main entrance to avoid looking crazy. If the water isn’t your thing, I would still encourage you to go down to Sewell Park and enjoy a game of “beach” volleyball, throw a Frisbee around with some friends, or even just take in the view. You never know how much fun you might have until you dive right in.

Texas State's rec center was #13 on bestcollegereviews.org's list of "The 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers."

Texas State’s rec center was #13 on bestcollegereviews.org’s list of “The 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers.”

I will leave you all on this — go to the Recreation Center if you like physical activity. I’ve been every day this week and I’ve loved every second of it. I feel great when I work out and I am trying to put myself in a healthy state of living here in college. I take a buddy of mine and the two of us have a blast. The amount of equipment in that place is endless and the atmosphere is almost not over intimidating at all. If you don’t like to work out, that’s OK because the Rec has a swimming pool, basketballs, volleyballs, and much more to check out. Use these amenities to your advantage and enjoy them. Remember, you won’t be in college forever, hopefully, and think about the gym membership you’ll have to buy later on. Soak it up while you can. I love to be outside in the sun and doing things that keep me active. I have decided to start a healthy lifestyle while I’m at college and I challenge you all to start something this year that you have always wanted to do. College is a time to find yourself and develop the person you want to be. Accept my challenge and do something new with me this year!

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