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.

Everything’s great.

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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.

Everything’s great.

  1. ohwowsid said: First off: Will you make me a bracelet? Second: let’s Skype again. I also love reading your posts because they’re so sporadic but I love knowing about your life. :)
  2. theroaringpresent said: We still have to see each other…
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