I studied hard for my GRE and I cried hard for my GRE.
I spent a lot of money on applications.
I traveled. I explored. I researched.
And, I MADE IT!
A year ago I made the decision to move away for graduate school. I realized (after four long, expensive and challenging years) that I went to school for a program I was not excited about and one that I could not imagine myself making a career out of. After a long journey of excitement and worry I finally made it! I am officially a Boston University graduate student!
I’m not the type of person who gets excited over change. I don’t have the desire to travel the world, I don’t care to see new things and meet new people. Really, I’d be perfectly fine to live at home until I was 45. Thus, I was sure that despite being accepted into Boston University, I would definitely chicken out, most likely using finances as an excuse. Luckily for me (not so lucky for my comfort zone) I have family and friends who push me past my limits and who have pushed me as far as Boston!
We had to catch a SUPER early flight (really, who knew 6 am still existed?) which turned out to be an hour late because one of our lovely flight attendants got stuck in traffic. Despite our broken entertainment system, we made it!
So, what does a family of five do in a studio apartment equipped with only one double bed and no AC? Aside from snuggling and sweating, of course, we got to see some amazing places.
Unfortunately, what started as a family vacation has now turned into real life. My days will be filled with studying, laundry, bills, cooking and cleaning and less touring the sights of Boston. And I could not be more excited.
A Boston girl via Toronto. University of Toronto, Sheridan College, and Boston University alumna. Passionate about ending domestic violence. Hoping to never go a day without carbs or chocolate.