More than a month ago, I stepped drowsily off a Southwest Airlines flight, lugged my two massive suitcases into a relative’s waiting car, and stared out the window, as trees, jaywalkers, and Starbucks stores passed by. After what seemed like forever, I arrived on the MIT campus, duly deposited my belongings in McCormick Hall, and proceeded to video-chat excessively with friends I’d already begun to miss.
I haven’t had much time for video-chatting since then.
Instead, I’ve walked all over Boston with my pre-orientation group, spent several minutes trying to pick flawless apples at Honey Pot Hill orchards, fallen in love with my roommate’s gummy bear vitamins, discovered the necessary evil of laundry, watched the sun set in the McCormick penthouse, attempted to create edible meals, and lost sleep over p-sets, late-night movies, and spontaneous midnight dance parties made possible by Jay Sean.
I’ve learned a couple things. Like how leaving your entire p-set untouched till the night before it’s due is clearly not a wise decision. And how the many incredible events at MIT all somehow schedule themselves at the same time and cause tangible sensations of grief and I-wish-I-had-Hermione’s-time-turner yearning. And how old habits die hard: all efforts to convince my body to forgo its established biorhythms and allow me to sleep in when possible have failed emphatically.
These past few weeks, I’ve made these small discoveries and others on my own. But now that the other ‘13s (plus Celena!) and I are on the blogs, it’s time that you all joined in on our various escapades. Tell me what you want to hear about or see, ask me questions, buy me tickets to the October 26 Jay Sean concert (hehe, just kidding about the last one). Whatever it is, I’m here for you! As time goes on, I’ll share more of my admissions story, my interests, my dreams.
For now, I just want to say hi. And welcome to my world.