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MIT student blogger Jenny X. '13

Hello, Goodbye, by Jenny X. '13


Can you believe… it’s already the middle of August ???
…and we’re all getting ready to go back to school… Returning students are probably still wrapping up summer ventures, but 2014s are probably almost ready to leave for FPOPs, orientation, and the like!

I was just thinking about last August … wondering how I felt a year ago … so somehow I ended up digging up my 2009 Guide to Residences … (it’s still so pretty & so exciting to look at)…

I looked at the empty i3 DVD slot on the inside cover … and flipped to the Burton-Conner page (which is where I live now) … and reminisced a whole lot — and then

OH-MY-FRICKEN-G’ – I know all the people on this page!
This is actually a group shot of Burton 1 – my floor!

This kind of revelation is strange and mind-boggling to me. Last year this time, I looked at these pages with no particular attention to faces – they were just students, yadeeyada….but now I know them all?

So I guess my point is – all of you heading to MIT soon, GET EXCITED ‘CAUSE THERE WILL BE LOTS OF CHANGES. New People. Places. Psets… HA.

Really I just have two other relevant things to say- 1) Seriously don’t get caught up on first impressions… I’m constantly in awe at how different someone is once you actually meet them … or talk to them outside of the classroom … etc. and 2) Open up! …I can think of a handful of situations where had I decided …not… to put myself forward (e.g. HEY DO YOU WANT TO HAVE DINNER??), I wouldn’t have met some good friends.

And just for fun, I dug up a personal blog post from a year ago –


6 responses to “Hello, Goodbye,”

  1. benjamin says:

    hey im sorry to post this comment here even though its irrelevant but on the admissions website, towards the bottom left where it gives updates, most of the dates say 20 08,

  2. Hopeful 15' says:

    Well we all do miss school.
    I’m busy applying to the admissions, but that does not mean I’m not having fun.
    I’ve thought of leaving home, but I don’t really know how it will feel when I really have to.
    I wish I can cope with it, I have to.
    After all, it’ll be a whole new life out there waiting…

  3. Anonymous says:

    I miss school… :(

  4. Ruslan'15? says:

    @Hopeful 15′
    So true, I miss my school, my friends, and teachers…
    All of us will get older on day…

  5. Anonymouse says:

    I can’t find myself in that picture :(

  6. yuchen says:

    omg jenny! i know right its so weird to see froshies on campus… i’m still a frosh at heart but they’re already moving into baker!!! craziness.