July 23, 2010
California native Dominique Richardson tells about her first three weeks as a Missouri freshman!
It's the end of my third week here and things are starting to become more and more familiar. It's a big change coming to Missouri all the way from California, but I really love everything about the school and Columbia in general. Over the past three weeks our freshman class has become a tight-knit group already. We have held countless dance parties in our dorm room and one major ketchup explosion as Alex Charlebois mentioned in her entry.
In the first week, Molly Bear and I bonded instantly because we both have the same weird obsession with quoting lines from the movie Step Brothers. From there, we decided to buy Razor scooters to make it easier for the two of us to get around campus. We have proved that our scooters cut about 8 minutes off of a 15 minute walk. So, if anyone doesn't want to walk around the city or the campus Molly and I really recommend scooters.
The life of a freshman soccer player is exhausting! We go to class every morning then go straight to the MATC to get refreshed before our 1 o'clock class. After class we go straight to study hall for an hour then to practice. By the time we get to practice and get around all the girls I forget about being tired because our team has so much energy all the time.
Last weekend some of us girls went to the Lake of the Ozarks and just spent time bonding with each other. We played sand volleyball, tanned and just enjoyed the water. On the way to the lake, Alex Charlebois, Molly Bear, Jessie Crabtree, and I discovered that we all share the same love for singing Seasons of Love and Moulin Rouge at the top of our lungs...over and over and over again. This past weekend reinforce one of the reasons why I wanted to come this far from home. The relationships that our teammates have with one another are like those of sisters. We have the kind of relationships that every team wishes they could have, we are very close to one another.