Quite a variety of genres in one isle. This was taken at a used/old bookstore in Providence, RI. I visited two weekends ago—the trip helped me decide that indeed, I will be transferring to Brown.
I also decided to return to Northwestern for their fall quarter, rather than study abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland (a program I was accepted to). I think studying there would be really cool, but in my defense I have a number of things I still want to do at Northwestern, and I would like to solidify some friendships and have more continuity in my college education if possible, esp. considering I will definitely be studying abroad later in my undergrad years.
It’s going to suck, leaving Northwestern another time… but I think it’s for the best. Part of being in New York has helped me realize is that I’m really fueled by being around creative, motivative people. At Northwestern, I feel like the population is generally goal-based and driven (fine difference, motivated vs. driven). I also want to make sure I learn how better to think critically about everything I see—a skill I sorely lack—and I know that Brown’s approach to learning will facilitate that more than Northwestern’s, and more than I could push myself to do outside of Northwestern’s system.
But back to New York.
It’s been an absolutely crazy and fun few weeks in NYC. I am now halfway through my time here. Lots of adventures, new people, old friends, and heat. I’ve been shopping a little more than I should (If you can think of a cool menswear store in New York… I’ve probably gone to it) but I got a part-time job working at Belly which is helping pay for the bills!
I’m also learning how to cook more and I’m making my own leather bracelets.