Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bon Voyage! Take Me Back to New York

At exactly 3:00 AM this morning, I was on the road headed to San Francisco International Airport. Five hours before, I was at the Pinole Community Playhouse for my second performance of “Anything Goes.” I told the cast that I was headed to New York and they were more than excited. Performances resume on Thursday, so I scheduled my flight to return on Wednesday.

My mom and I drove to the airport with Aiyana Hedeen-Garrett (Summer@Vanderbilt ’11) and her mom. It was extremely early for all of us, but we managed to be in high spirits all the way to the terminals. While the Millers are taking United Airlines, the Hedeens will be flying with American Airlines.

With support from the Ivy League Connection, I am flying to New York to visit Syracuse University and Ithaca College, my top two choices for furthering my education. In addition to those two schools, I was accepted to Boston University, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Davis. Unfortunately, I was not accepted to the University of Southern California or Brown University. I have chosen to go to school out of state in an entirely new (and cold) environment. After going to Summer@Brown in the summer of 2011, I realized that I wanted to get out of California and take advantage of what the east coast has to offer.

A lot of my close friends have been accepted to schools in/close to New York. These include University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), University of Rochester, and New York University (NYU). My brother currently goes to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville. We are all a train ride away from each other. I have already connected and calculated the distances from college to college, just in case we all want to meet up sometime.

I am currently on Spring Break. There is work to do and adventures to go on. So far, the trip has gone smoothly. Next stop, Chicago and then we’re on to Syracuse. Even though the Hedeens are using a different airline, our arrival times differ with a few minutes so we will meet up for lunch in O’Hare.

1 comment:

  1. What an adventure you're having. It is so cool that you're taking this trip to see the world (or at least a small part of it).

    I'm encouraged by your blogs and will relish the chance to read more of them.

    Seeing the one photo of the four of you all bundled up like you're in the Antarctic gave me shivers just looking at it.


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