The fact that I’m currently writing my first blog post for the university that I will be attending in less than six months is overwhelmingly shocking. I can’t help but wonder “Where did the time go?!” One minute, I’m a nervous freshman in high school that saw college as something only older kids had to worry about. I blinked once or twice, and now I’m here: a senior who’s been accepted to the college of his dreams and who’ll be leaving the comfort of his small, rural community in south Texas to become a Jumbo in freezing Massachusetts!
I’d like to point out that I’ve got a jumbo-sized (haha! Get it? JUMBO sized!) Post-it on my wall counting down the days until I get to move in. Being a Jumbo is all I’ve been able to think about ever since I found out that I’d get to call Tufts home. I’m ready to meet the rest of the class of 2017. I’m ready to sled down the President’s Lawn during a snow day. I’m ready to paint the cannon with one of the many student organizations that I’m anticipating to join. All in all, I’m just ready to be a Jumbo!
But, where are my manners? I should introduce myself a little more properly. I applied Early Decision to Tufts after realizing that I was in love with everything about the university. I’m Mexican-American and proud, and, although I speak it every day, I’m hoping to enhance my Spanish by double-majoring in Spanish and Economics next fall. I often ponder whether or not all of Inception is a dream, and I can never reach a definite answer when I ask myself whether Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger played a better Joker in their respective Batman movies. I play a total of twelve different instruments, including guitar and keyboards with some quirkier ones thrown in there like the ukulele and the ocarina. I like to talk about philosophy; specifically, I’m intrigued by existentialism and metaphysics. If you’re ever on campus next year and wanna talk Nietzsche, I’m down.
I’m going to be using Jumbo Talk to give you an insight of what my experience has been so far, having been accepted since December and anxiously awaiting to get to Medford since. I’ll also talk about stuff that I’m excited to do and learn once I get on campus. From time to time, I’ll throw in a post about politics or something on my mind. Feel free to shoot me an email regarding any of my experiences so far if you have any questions. May the odds be ever in your favor!