And it’s forty-one minutes into the first official day of summer-as-a-girl-caught-in-freshman-sophomore-limbo! It’s funny how I left New York the same way I found it—cloudy, dreary, wet, a sorry shot of the city itself—like a 30 second music clip that doesn’t showcase the best melodies of a song.
Before I left, I tried to capture my college life in a few videos. For three hours, I recorded my “average” day: My walk to school, my favorite food spots, hangouts, my friends, my workplace…I showed them to my sister when I came home today. We sat on the couch with the TV going on obnoxiously in the background, and I fast forwarded through my selfmade “Day-in-the-Life-Of.” The videos were so bad. They were shaky and bad resolution, and they didn’t capture my day at all. And I realized from my growing frustration that even though I always complain about NYU, Stern especially, I’ve actually come to like it! Like it a lot—I’m not sure. But I’m definitely proud of my school, be it our great dining halls or prestigious—and notoriously old—professors. And though my second semester wasn’t everything I had hoped for (in terms of academics), I felt like it’s when I finally let loose and, cheesy as it sounds, found my bearings, and a community.
I really don’t know what I’ll do with myself these next three months. But since I won’t be going back to New York anytime soon, I’m determined to milk the most out of this summer! Read more for my friends’ and my Summer ‘12 Bucket List (courtesy of several Tumblr blogs):