Yesterday, I finished my UROP. I cleaned up my bench, double-checked all my saved strains of yeast, handed my notebook to my post-doc, had a quick exit interview with my professor – and that’s it. Done. A beautiful sense of finality, of completion – of fulfillment.
Today, I head back to South Bend – home, or one of them. I’ll spend some time with my family…relax, unwind – get ready for the hustle and bustle of fall 2008.
It’s been an amazing summer. I haven’t even had the chance to blog about all the incredible things I’ve had a chance to do and be a part of – mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! You might say I’ve been living life too thoroughly to blog it :) – though I hope to publish all those entries I’ve been meaning to finish over the next couple weeks, when things slow down a little. From the Red Sox to the Assasssin’s Guild, from my UROP experiences to the housing lottery, I hope you’ll all find something interesting about my summer exploits and endeavors. (And don’t worry, prospective 2013s – I have some application advice and stories for you, too.)
As I ponder my next words, outside my window I can see the sun breaking through the clouds over the Charles River. And I can’t help but think that it’s a beautiful day to bid goodbye to Boston.
I’ll be back soon enough.