college visiting

A long delayed post about my college visits in the upper New England area. I visited Dartmouth, Brown, Boston University, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and MIT. Out of all of them, my favorites were Yale and Princeton. As a first semester high school senior, I have fully plunged into the hellish environment that are the college apps. I have sat for days sitting in front of my computer thinking about my failures and my life experiences, trying so hard to make it come out into an accurate and coherent portrayal of who I am… in less than 650 words. Going to these colleges gave me great excitement but contributed to a deep and healthy fear. Obviously, I am not going to get into all of these colleges – I would just be happy to get into one… but even that is a far off dream. It all has become so much more real as I visit them and imagine what four years of my life will be like and as I face and struggle with my own doubts and uncertainties about my own capabilities.

I love the clouds. When we visited Columbia!

I love the clouds. When we visited Columbia!

Princeton was breathtakingly beautiful and also hauntingly quiet as the students were not back yet.

Princeton was breathtakingly beautiful and also hauntingly quiet as the students were not back yet.

It was a rainy day... but it was still beautiful!

It was a rainy day at Yale… but it was still beautiful!

Me and my little bro at MIT, viewing these quirky buildings.

Me and my little bro at MIT, viewing these quirky buildings.

It was absolutely beautiful the day we went to Boston University. Sun, clouds, blue skies.

It was absolutely beautiful the day we went to Boston University. Sun, clouds, blue skies.

Harvard was so typically Bostonian... people milling around, cars passing by. I had the most interesting tour guide.

Harvard was so typically Bostonian… people milling around, cars passing by. I had the most interesting tour guide.

Clouds n trees

Clouds n trees

I love Panera!!! Reminds me of cute and cozy places.

I love Panera!!! Reminds me of cute and cozy places.

We stayed in Providence, Rhode Island. This is their capital building!

We stayed in Providence, Rhode Island. This is their capital building!

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