Just a few hours to go, and I know you’re feeling the stress. We’re feeling it too, believe it or not. I have to tell you that the selection process has been exponentially more demanding, rewarding, and yes heartbreaking, than I imagined back in July when it was spoken of in distant, mystical tones. That might be me romanticizing it. In retrospect, the admissions veterans were probably speaking in the IHTFP tone: that mix of dread, wonder and sleep deprivation that MIT students come to embrace. I don’t know that I’m at the “embrace” stage of my MIT evolution (I think I’m stuck at “panicked multitasking & learning to walk at ludicrous speed”), but I can already see that I’m not quite the same person I was before.
I’m also a lot busier and, like I said, stressed. Luckily the Lab for Chocolate Science has come to the rescue! The Lab offers free hot chocolate in Lobby 10 during finals. And for the purists out there I’ll quickly add that yes, it is true hot chocolate (chocolate + milk). What, you think these people are amateurs? They have lab coats!
Choconauts Kendra Beckler ’09, Victoria Vega ’13, and Paul Weaver ’12
So hang in there, sit back, grab a cup of hot chocolate (or, as the Lab would no doubt correct, hot cocoa), and try to relax. I know I will. *sip*