No, 2012, come back!
December? What do you mean? The same December that’s the last month of the year? Where did 2012 go?!
I saw a photo from December 2011 today and I thought, hah, remember when I was taking that photo? I was doing college applications and all. And it seemed like it was only a few months ago, when you just said “December 2011”. But then I realized… that was a year ago.
A whole year has passed. In the blink of an eye, my college applications were done, and the three-month wait for the results lead to acceptances and rejections, and then suddenly it was my 18th birthday, followed by the last few weeks of high school, then graduation then packing then leaving then Clark! And now look, I’m starting my last week of classes for the first semester. I’m drawing up study plans for myself, going over everything I’ve learnt the past 4 months.
It’s really scary to look back and think about how I left Cyprus months ago. I’m going back in a little over 2 weeks, a date that seemed like it wouldn’t come at all. I can’t wait for this semester to be over, but it’s also a little sad to think I won’t be taking these classes anymore. I loved (most of) my classes and professors for this semester, and I can only hope it’ll be just as good next semester.
Speaking of classes, I’ll be taking the second part of Intro Physics and Honors Calculus classes that I took this semester, plus an Astronomy class and a class called U.S. History Through the Novel. I’ve fulfilled 4 of my PLS requirements (for the liberal arts program), and I’ll be filling one more next semester. I’ll only have 3 left by the end of freshman year!
Anyway, I took the free bus to Boston yesterday and spent a day just walking around in one of my favorite cities in the snow. I did some shopping, but I mainly just looked at how beautiful everything was. Because of the snow and the Christmas theme, it had a magical feeling to it – it’s probably because we don’t celebrate Christmas back home, but all the Christmas decorations and songs just make me feel like I’m in a fairytale. Boston was absolutely gorgeous. There were two Christmas trees at Faneuil Hall; one of them was as tall as a 3-storey building.
Ugh… I really love Boston. I love Clark, too, and the times I spend here (even though the classes can get tough – especially with the finals fast approaching), but I can’t wait to go home. I think we could all use a break!