Katelynn Groh—Ya know the phrase that parents always tell their kids when they are horsing around? Ya know, “Its all fun and games until someone gets hurt,” …that phrase? I had many firsts this weekend, and I can honestly say that it was a weekend I will not soon forget.
Saturday Night: my friends and I decided to have a snowball fight with the 4ft. of snow that we got from Friday’s storm. Well 5 minutes into all the fun I got pelted in the nose with a snowball and got a bloody nose. My first ever! I’m the klutz in my family so I’ve accepted the fact that I am accident prone. Wiped up the blood, no big deal. It wasn’t going to stop my fun.
Sunday Afternoon: my friends and I decided we would all go ice skating! I was a little nervous because the last time I went ice skating I was a little shake-y at it. But after a couple minutes on the ice and the encouragement from my friends I quickly got the hang of it and picked up the speed a little bit. Then I lost my balance, fell backwards, and with a sickening thud, broke my fall with my head.
Which brings me to today…at home for the week with a concussion, whiplash, and almost no memory of what happened yesterday.
I know all of you are excited to go to college and make the most of the college experience, but it’s important to know your limits and what to do in case of an emergency. Because we were skating at the Brockport ice rink on campus the manager was there to help, but if he wasn’t there to help there is…
- Lakeside Memorial Hospital nearby that you can go to on the weekends.
- Hazen Hall (the health & counseling center) which is right on campus but only open Monday-Friday.
- And there is University Police (U.P) which will always be there to help 24/7.
Thankfully all of my friends were skating near by and came over to help. Which brings me to my last piece of advice in this blog; make sure you chose your friends wisely. You need to be able to trust your friends with your life in case you are in any sort of danger!
On a more happy note, here are some pictures of this weekend!