I spent my last days in Pinole with past and current Ivy League Connection students. Lucina Parada (Cornell 2008) and I drove around Pinole while she reassured me to study hard and have a lot of fun. Alex Elms (Cornell 2010 and UPenn 2011) and I went down to Pinole Park to throw the Frisbee around while we talked about packing and making reservations for dinners on the east coast. Although I will miss all the good people in Pinole, I intend to meet and make new friends at Brown.
After the Tony’s were over, I cleaned my room that I would be leaving for a month. It is a strange feeling to get ready for a big trip. I’ll be sleeping in a different bed and living in different places. I don’t mind much. It’s all a big adventure and I am more than ready for it.
Today, Ms. Larson gave all of Cohort #1 an early phone call at 9:30 AM. She checked in on the status of my packing and the weight of my luggage (which is 40 lbs.) while I updated her on contacting alumni. We parted on a good note, ready to meet up at 3:30 AM tomorrow morning.
Thank goodness I am in the first group that gets to leave for the ILC. I would get really antsy if another group went before me and I got to read about all their experiences on their blogs. I’ve waited patiently to get on this plane to the east coast, and the time has finally come.
I have Bossypants by Tina Fey and an SAT workbook for the 3,000 mile plane ride to Providence. See you on the other side!