To say this semester has been a "blur" would be lazily to fall back on an overused phrase and an inaccurate representation. This semester has been a blast of color, a slew of sound, and a barrage of contentment. When asked why, I say because of a) classes and b) friendship, but I guess at the end of the year (or four) that's all that college is.
These imbue my weekly schedule with a persistent energy, which is coupled with the meals I've been making it a point to schedule daily with friends from all around the school. The amazing people who surround us are sometimes overshadowed by the amazing resources we have access to, and it's my ongoing goal to work to balance the two.
A visit from my sister a few weeks ago allowed some slowing down and walking around and sitting and talking with people, something it's hard to find time to do sometimes unless you have as an excuse an adorable high school sophomore looking for inspiring conversation.
Things on the work front are exciting and busy: S&S has been asked to co-host a conference in Seoul, Korea this spring on sustainability in business, so that's how I'll be spending my last week of classes this semester (sorry, aforementioned professors).
When we return, I'll have the honor of doing a couple of readings at bookstores around Boston, where we'll be launching The Opposite of Loneliness, a collection of essays and stories written by my friend and role model Marina Keegan, published posthumously.
All in all, interesting, emotional, and exciting things are going on this semester, and every day is full of energy and adventure. I can't wait to see where these classes, these projects, and these people take me!