Question of the Day:What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on? What made it so awesome?
I haven’t updated recently because I’ve been studying my tush off for the SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2. It’s been difficult since AP Exams are over and everybody has been getting ready for the summer…and I’ve been at school reviewing my flashcards with the volume of a Pyramid and trigonometry identities. But alas–it’s over!! After studying and stressing for so long, the end of the test came as quite a shock. I came over and realized…wow, I can finally start reading Self magazine again. I can finish reading The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot and then begin a new novel. I can play chess again during my spare time. Yay!
It has become clear to me that waiting and anticipating an event that has yet to come seems more exciting and stimulating than when the event actually happens. This is usually because once the event happens, it is nearly over…and the magic of it all dissipates and there is one less event to look forward to.
This is how I feel about Orientation. After months of waiting for Orientation, which is where I’ll get to meet my other 2014 classmates and pick out my first semester classes, tomorrow is finally the day! It’s like…it’s finally occured to me that all that waiting is over, as if those days literally whooshed by. And the future is literally at my doorstep. Now, after all the restless walking back and forth, it is time for me to make decisions that will affect the next four years of my life. Why is it that I am feeling frightened and small rather than liberated and enthusiastic? Half of me is genuinely excited about being able to put my feet forward towards the next journey in life, and the other half of me is rather sad because my childhood is pretty much gone and the magic of anticipation is drawing to a close.
Pardon for this rather personal entry. Wish me luck for the next two days…and I PROMISE there will be a Character Profile up when I get back! (and a Cooking post)
3 responses to “Summer 2010 Has Begun! + College Orientation”
#DailyWings: “It takes courage to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.” — Brené Brown Wow. It feels so surreal to be writing for my blog again, but here I am. My life is vastly different now than it was a year ago. I started a new position as a […]
#DailyWings: “I’m a story-teller. I tell stories. In some stories, I am the story. But the story transcends me. How? Hear my stories.” –Guy at your J-school Happy November! It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally finished putting together this blog post about my experiences at Columbia Journalism School (as promised), along with several nuggets […]
#DailyWings: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz I am really excited about today’s edition of “The SELF Diet,” mainly because this was the first dish that made me actually love cooking. This dish, a lemon-garlic spaghetti piccata, was inspired by a recipe for “Linguine with Tuna, […]
#DailyWings: “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” -Paulo Coelho A person’s mood is like the waves of an ocean, a cosine graph. It fluctuates in a gradual manner. We all have our bad days, brought forth by a […]