She's appreciated her family's support even more since her September move to Savannah, Georgia to begin her first year at SCAD, a school she chose because she felt it would teach her to harness her artistic talent to create a financially secure future. Memuna likes her classes: English, design, and drawing, which are "foundation studies" required as part of the SCAD Core program.
Socially, though, the adjustment hasn't been easy. "It feels like everybody here is all chummy, best friends, and I feel like I'm not," she sighs. And she's mystified by how fast her fellow students are moving romantically. "It seems like everybody here is in a relationship," she observes. "I don’t get how they have boyfriends or whatever so quickly!"
Memuna hasn't been enticed by the party scene at college. During her downtime, she's more likely to be watching Netflix (she loves Once Upon a Time and Charmed) or grabbing Mexican food off campus than drinking. "I've been kind of a lame college student," she reflects, only half-joking. "I was also a lame high school student; parties are never really that fun for me." She enjoyed close friendships in high school — she and her friends would "go to movies and then dinner; that was always really fun," she says — and she's looking for the same in Savannah.