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Some of you may have "procrastinated' packing for several months while others of you have been sitting pretty for weeks - but all of you have forgotten a few unexpected goods.
If you were expected a "packing list for Baylor" or some comprehensive catalog of contemporary college collectibles, then you're in the wrong place.
Actually, scratch that - let me go ahead and refer you to several great resources right here to make sure you have everything you need to make the big move. Then we'll get to my list.
Nathan's (Pirated) Packing List For Baylor StudentS
1. The Essentials
2. The Inspiration
Also, somebody try this Dormify thing and tell me how that goes. That looks really sick.
3. The Stuff You forgot
Never fear, good reader. You might have some of these items. But chances are you'll be thanking me for at least one of the tips I'm about to give you.
Let us begin. For REAL this time.
Gentlemen, the day you thank me will be the day that, because you were prepared with an umbrella, you got to escort a pretty girl back to her dorm and score that first date. You're welcome.
Now buy more. Trust me - if you have the strips on-hand, you will invent new ways to make your life easier. Bring lots of them.
In the meantime, take note - water keeps you awake, helps you digest that dining hall food, and boosts your content-memory for those tests. A bottle you can fill on the way to class that you and drink quietly in your seat is a really, really good thing to have.
Ooh, look - I got you started on this cool website. Buy one pair, and get sock-jawed on this strange fad.
"But Nathan - How Do I Find Space For All This Stuff?"
List Of Things You Probably Don't Need
1. A Printer - For most, this is completely redundant. Baylor has many, many printers for you to access with your prepaid Pawprints.
2. Your Letter Jacket - If you planned on looking cool showing off your seven patches...then think again. Get an actual jacket.
3. An Iron/Board - Not only do some halls have them, but you will rarely use this board. I suggest a wrinkle-free wardrobe, or one of these tactics.
4. A Big TV (Unless you like being the host) - Many students bring big T.V.s for their dorm rooms, only to congregate in common areas or others' rooms for most of their entertainment. If you don't like hosting, then don't worry about it. You'll be fine.
5. Your Pet Komodo Dragon - That's a bad idea. Don't do that.
But discovering the incredible future for you at Baylor will occur as soon as you hop out of your locomotive, wondering what to do with all of your carefully-chosen belongings.
Because another Bear will be there, waiting to shake your hand and take your things. We're a team, and that's just how things work at Baylor.
I hope this brings you encouragement and prepares you for some of the best years of your life. Whether you are a student at Baylor or anywhere else, I would encourage you to share this poem with them to give them some fire as they begin their journeys.
I am excited for all of you. Sic 'em.