I was sitting here listening to music and checking my email when I had the impulse to read last week’s Technique. Bad idea. Oh, how the memories came flooding back! As I find more and more things to like about the San Francisco Bay Area, I am consumed by thoughts of deadline nights long past. I guess it will probably be like this for a while.
Tomorrow my academic life at Stanford begins with the dreaded “orientation.” In truth, I’m rather looking forward to it. Meeting the students I’ll be spending the next nine months studying with…figuring out what classes I’ll be taking and what my schedule will be…finding a professor to do some research for… in the end, I’m just anxious to get back to the ol’ going-to-school routine that feels so natural to me. I’m done settling in; I’m ready to get started.