As I type this, Darrell and Paul sitting behind me, laughing so hard they’re practically crying. Rachel is preparing to freak out for a stress-relieving dance break. Sarah is screaming across the room in her typical style.
As the days leading up to this program neared my anxiety grew. Being the type of person who likes to be well prepared, it was a terrifying concept that I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Although I have never worked so hard in my life, the experience here has been worth it in more ways than one. I never knew it was possible to become so close to my new friends here in only a week’s time.
There is only one thing to say to all the professors and all my new friends here: Thank you!