This is a very special blog post for me, as it comes just days after my graduation from Wesleyan. What started just over four years ago when I attended a QuestBridge conference at Yale the summer before my senior year of high school ended last Sunday. It's really hard to believe it's all over. I remember giving a speech my senior year of high school saying that graduating was like dying: we were all going to leave the daily lives we had led since kindergarten, stop seeing the same people every day, and live in a new place. In a way, I still believe that, but now that I've been to college I know that there is an important difference - you keep living even after all of those things change. I'm still musing about a lot of graduation things myself, so instead of musing on all of them, I'm going to tell a story.
When I was applying to colleges, I actually only applied to Wesleyan because it was easy. I had. . . Read More