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Nolan Family Introduction
Narrated by Amber Nolan
I've lived with my grandparents my whole life. After Grandma passed, it was just me and Grandpa. I never really got to know my mother - not that I could even consider her that. She's never been in my life so how could I? Anyway, when the time came for me to go to university, I could tell that Grandpa was sad. He tried to put on a brave face but I could tell this was going to be hard for him. Before leaving, I promised to come back every few weekends to check up on him.
Back in high school, I was easily a straight-A student. I didn't even have to study and I still aced almost every test. College is so much more difficult than I imagined. This term paper is killing me. I still haven't totally found a topic I want to write about yet. Hopefully, I'll be able to figure something out before the semester is over!
When I'm not busy doing schoolwork, I try to spend time with Emmett. Since I've been here I can count the amount of times he's visited me on one hand. I have to admit, things haven't been the same since I moved here. He just seems - I don't know, colder, uninterested? Like, we don't have as much in common anymore. Our relationship just isn't what it used to be last year.
Whenever he does manage to come by, I like to get out of the dorm. Usually, we take walks around Oakhurst Pointe. One of the local restaurants serves ribs, which is his favorite. He always gets such a giddy smile on his face as we waits to order them.
Unfortunately, by the time our dinner is served the conversation has already turned boring. We have nothing significant to talk about and usually end up just staring at each other as we eat our meal.
I've also been trying to keep fit. I do NOT want to gain the dreaded "freshman 15." Before bed, I like to do 50 crunches and a few jumping jacks. The school has a state of the art fitness center which is amazing! I go there after class most days.
Since I've been here, I've met so many people. Who knew there would be so many people who like some of the same things as me? Vincent, Nettie and Victoria all share my love of over easy eggs and sausage. Sometimes as a treat, I serve up a whole tray of it before we have to go to class. Other than me, no one else seems to do any cooking or cleaning for that manner.
I've never lived with this many people before. It was always just me and Grandpa so I almost always had control of the remote control. That is, unless Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune were on TV. Since there's only one TV in the entire dorm, we constantly fight over who gets to control the remote. For some reason, it seems like Victoria wins a lot. Either that or she's into anything that comes on the TV.
As much as I do like hanging out and meeting new people, sometimes my new friends are just too loud. It seems like they never sleep! I swear, the spend all night chatting away - usually right in front of my door.
I probably wouldn't mind but when I'm trying to get my term paper finished, the frustration I feel is killing me! I seriously doubt any of them took any real time to complete their term papers. I overheard Nettie saying she "bought it" from someone - you can do that?!
Surprisingly, I was able to finish my term paper earlier than I expected. I am really glad that I didn't have to stress the last few days of the semester. I finally headed into bed a little after 2 A.M.
When I got back from class the next day, I went upstairs to find Nessie extremely mad. It turns out, her boyfriend of three years cheated on her with one of her best friends. I started seeing red just thinking about that happening to me!
In order to get her mind off of things, I decided that we should go out for a girl day. I figured we could go walk around town and grab a nice lunch while she vented to me. Growing up, I didn't have too many friends that were girls so this was kind of new to me, not to mention that I've never really had my heart broken so I can't even begin to imagine what that must feel like.
Before we had lunch, we did some window shopping at some of the boutiques in town. We stopped at a cute antique shop. Personally, I think the items were a bit overpriced but it was still a really nice shop anyway. I like the idea of mixing both old and new home decor items.
We had lunch at Tidewaters. Nessie was still feeling pretty down when we sat down but once our appetizers came out, she finally started to smile a little. I'm not sure how successful our little outing was, but I was glad to be able to at least keep her company.
Tyler is another friend I met at the dorm. He's really funny and I enjoy spending time with him. He's not bad to look at either. Emmett and I haven't been as close as we used to be and Tyler makes me forget all about the issues with Emmett. He doesn't even do it on purpose - there's just something about him that makes me feel at ease.
I called Emmett the next day to check in and see how he was doing. We ran out of things to talk about even quicker than we normally do. I thought distance was supposed to make the heart grow fonder? In our case it made the heart grow a pair of legs and walk away! I feel really conflicted on what to do. I don't want to break his heart but there's just nothing there anymore.