The reason that I haven't been able to write as much as I've wanted to this summer is because I've had an extremely busy (but productive) schedule these last few weeks. The day after I graduated high school, I got hit by the reality that I was a man outside of the security blanket that society comforts its youth with. I started my summer job the day after graduation at my alma mater (aka the place I simply called "school" the day before) as an attendance clerk. My job involved interpreting data sent to me by every teacher on a daily basis so that the school's administration had attendance rates, absence rates, and electronic versions of their rosters. I had a lot of fun with my job and was fortunate enough to experience my high school from the perspectives of a student and as a member of the staff.
My summer job ended on June 27. That gave me exactly three days to pack my bags and say my goodbyes for the summer to my best friends since elementary school and my family. As I mentioned in my last post, I became a member of Tufts' amazing BLAST program. Thanks to BLAST, I have been able to get a headstart on becoming acquainted with the Tufts campus and the different resources that Tufts has available. I've also been fortunate enough to meet some great people along the way. We've been taking two classes this summer and have also had many bonding activities like a trip to the Tufts-owned Loj in New Hampshire and candlepin bowling in Davis Square. I've gotten a good sense of the community so far and I'm even more excited for the fall.
Pre-Orientation begins in 32 days (Go FIT!). The future Class of 2018's essay topics are already out (and I love 'em!). Time is passing by too fast, but I'm ready for what the future has in store.