It's been a while since my last blog post but I'm back with weeks of experience on my mind. These last few weeks at school have been enlightening, saddening, thought provoking, hilarious, and necessary in that order. I'm learning fast that my choice to come to Tufts has thus proved to have been a good one. I've been to lectures led by some of my favorite contemporary writers, poets, and even hip-hop producers, with 9th Wonder making an appearance in Harvard. I've been away to step competitions with Blackout and have brought back my first competition win as well. I've been sitting in on meetings with some of Tufts' own intellectual community and have met several faculty resources that I'm definitely going to get to know over the course of my undergraduate career. All around, I've just been making the most out of Tufts. I'm learning how to make the most out of the school I chose as well as the ways to make the school work the most for me.
It's important at this time of the year while you're applying, to consider what you want out of each of the schools that accept you. I chose Tufts for the academics but the social environment too. The hill is full of talented and strikingly unique kids and when the weather gets nice again, I can't wait to sit on pres lawn soaking up the sun with all of them. My first year at school is wrapping up quickly but at the rate I've been going and with all the days in Medford that have yet to come, I know that it will end in an exciting way. It's funny I knew I was going to learn a lot, but I'm already looking forward to next year. I have to keep telling myself, "easy there champ, pass these classes first." Haha. Still I know that the decision of where to go to school is a hefty one especially for those who care more about keeping their families in affordable tuition ranges. I can't force you to like this school but my next couple of posts will be directed at specific things that made my Tufts experience as great as it has been thus far and why I'm glad I'm returning to Medford next semester. Be on the lookout and happy spring break y'all.