In my last article, I talked about transferring schools and how it's not as scary as it may seem.

I am about to enter my second week of classes here at Eastern, and I am still beyond happy with my decision. I entered this school halfway through the year, and was placed in a room full of girls who were already great friends. Of course, I was worried. "What if they don't want anyone else to move in?" BUT it turns out, they were very inviting, included me in everything and spent so much time with me to ensure that I never felt left out.

I am currently sitting with my roommate laughing with her as we share our great love of donuts. She understands my sleeping habits, and we laugh when I complain about waking up at 10 AM when she has an 8 AM every day...

I am in a suite, and the girls next door are just as amazing. The first night I was here, they kept saying "I am so happy you are here." "You are so outgoing, and we love you already." I REPEAT, THEY ARE THE BEST!

I have had to learn to adapt to a new campus and had to figure out how to get around family quickly. My friends here have helped me so much; always asking, "Lauren, do you know where that is?" or, "Do you want me to show you where that class is?" The amount of care they have for me is something I am so thankful for.

I have met lots of other people here through my classes so far and through just introducing myself in the common area or the elevator, some that are so outgoing that they start the conversation by saying "Want to go to Hurley with me later?" I can tell you one thing for sure, at my old school no one was this friendly.

I have also met friends who text me and make sure my classes and my transition has gone smoothly. That brightens my day!

The past couple days here have been everything I could have ever wanted and more.

Remember to thank your friends every day for the things they do for you.

Thanks to my suitemates in 409 and thanks to Maggie, Scott and Tayler for making my transition go so smoothly.

Here's to an awesome rest of semester here and the three years of college that I have ahead!