So the ladies over at Harley and Jane had an oddly perfect prompt for me this weekend:
Exactly one year ago today I got into Swarthmore. I reread that blog post for the first time in like 10 months. It made me smile, because I remember how ecstatic I was. I didn't see it coming at all, and it was some big time validation right when I needed it. It was the first step in a big time upward curve of my senior year.
It's funny to be sitting here wrapping up my first semester and studying for finals a year after I found out this was where I'd be going. There are lots of things everyday that make me so glad I'm here, and make me so sure I made the right decision. At the same time, I can't help feeling that I might have been happy anywhere. I think college is a really great time of life and if things had worked out differently I could have still been happy. It makes me feel good to know that things are usually okay.
So who knows where I'll be December 10 of next year. I'm throwing around ideas. I'm thinking this next year is going to be another really wonderful one.
I crossed off my first box on my things-I-have-to-do-before-I-can-go-to-Hawaii list! One down six to go. I think I'm going to make it.