Home Away From Home

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Release: November 09, 2010
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Written by freshman middle blocker, Katie Mroczenski

It has been three months now since I have lived at home. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone and how smooth of a transition it has been. Move in day was August 8. I left my large bedroom (that I didn't have to share with anyone!), walk-in closet and bathroom at home and moved into my new one-room, all-in-one, "house" which functions as a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom all at once. I still cannot believe how I fit all of my stuff into my dorm room, but somehow I did it! I will admit I was a little nervous about moving away from home; I had never really been away from home for a long period of time, so I had no idea what to expect.

The first few days were the hardest. I missed home a lot, but at the same time, I was looking forward to what was ahead. At first it felt really strange living here and being on my own, but honestly it didn't take long for it to feel completely normal. Having a roommate who is going through the same things I am also made the transition easier, and I could not ask for a better roommate, (Leah VanZeeland!). It is especially important considering the small living space we have to share. Getting used to a different bed and the small space was challenging and of course having no air conditioning was different! August was really hot! But we managed to make it thanks to our fans and open windows. Volleyball made the time go fast as well. The returning players were great about making all the newcomers feel welcome, and we kept busy with lots of team bonding activities.

Adjusting to living on your own is just something everyone has to do in college. There are always going to be tough times, but having a good roommate and teammates make the transition a lot easier. Calls from home and care packages in the mail have also helped! (Thanks mom!)

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Friday , September 30
Volleyball 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Sunday , October 02
Volleyball 
at Milwaukee
4:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
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Friday , October 07
Volleyball 
at Youngstown State
6:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
Saturday , October 08
Volleyball 
at Oakland
4:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 
Wednesday, October 12
Volleyball 
at Cleveland State
6:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Sunday , October 16
Volleyball 
vs. Wright State (Dig Pink/Autographs)
12:00 PM
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Friday , October 21
Volleyball 
vs. Oakland (Free Food Friday [UWGB Students]/Autographs)
6:00 PM
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Saturday , October 22
Volleyball 
vs. Youngstown State (Alumni Day)
2:00 PM
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Saturday , October 29
Volleyball 
vs. UIC (Parents Day)
4:00 PM
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Sunday , October 30
Volleyball 
vs. Milwaukee (Senior Day)
4:00 PM
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Friday , November 04
Volleyball 
at Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Highland Heights, Ky.
 
Saturday , November 05
Volleyball 
at Valparaiso
4:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Wednesday, November 09
Volleyball 
vs. Cleveland State
6:00 PM
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Sunday , November 13
Volleyball 
at Wright State
12:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Friday , November 18
Volleyball 
at TBD (First Round)
TBA
TBD
 
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