||[May. 17th, 2008|01:56 pm]
Well, I figured since I'm almost done here at Vassar, I might as well post one more time. I finished finals yesterday. Poor performance on advanced organic chem, I think, but that's alright. |
In a couple of weeks Adam and I are getting on a plane to San Francisco to find an apartment. We'll be back by the end of June, and then we'll spend the month of July packing up the car and driving allll the way across the country, starting from Boston. Of course we can't just stay out there once we've moved: we are flying back again for my cousin's wedding in DC August, and then getting on a plane yet again to go home (!) to San Francisco, where I will start my Ph.D. work in the Tetrad program at UCSF. I'll be working on that damn Ph.D. for about 6 or 7 years, so if you are on the West Coast any time in the foreseeable future, come and visit me in SF.
I really couldn't be more excited about this move. San Francisco is probably my favorite in the world, and I'll be close to the West Coast contingent of my family, who I love but who I have seen only once every few years for most of my life. I'm ready for a big change. I will, however, actually miss Vassar quite a lot, in particular the large amount of music- and art-related things I've been able to do here. I'm looking for an orchestra to try out for and I'm certainly going to try to put together a casual chamber music group, but I may have to wait until after my first year, after I've figured out what this grad school thing is all about.
While I am sad to leave Vassar, I think I got a lot out of my time here, both in and out of class, and I'm ready for something new. I'm trying not to get too nostalgic or teary, because neither will stop the inevitable, and both will probably make it more difficult. I know that the friendships that are really important will persist even if we're far apart. I'm bringing the most important part of my Vassar life with me (Adam) and hopefully I can convince lots of other people to end up in SF as well. Move to SF! This means YOU!