Sunday, April 1, 2012

Today, a New Chapter Unveiled

Today, it finally hit me that I'm actually going to attend an Ivy League university. Attending an Ivy League University is a dream that I've always wished for to come true. This all feels so surreal!

I woke up this cold, rainy morning and packed my things to attend my SAT class in the Hercules High library. I arrived 30 minutes early, a little before the janitor opened the doors or even the instructors arrived. Outside I thought to myself, "Wow, with the help of the Ivy League Connection, I really am getting one step closer to my dreams for the future." Thankfully it wasn't long until the janitor arrived and opened the library door for me and I positioned my things, cracked open my book, and did some studying as I waited for the instructor to arrive. The course was from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and as soon as it was over I rushed myself quickly over to Room 106 for the Ivy League Connection tutorial.

Once I entered I saw a lot of new unfamiliar faces sitting behind the computer screens in the room. At that moment the first thing that came to my mind was that those are going to be a few of the many people I will meet before I attend Columbia University, and my excitement started from that moment. After waiting in line to get my school ID and medical card scanned, I took a seat at one of the open computers and anxiously waited for the tutorial to begin.

The tutorial itself was very informative and answered a lot of the questions my parents and I had in regards to our trip. However, many of the computers were very old and many of the software applications were outdated. This is why when the tutorial required practices online, I experienced a lot of technical difficulties because my computer did not open a lot of my files. Regardless, I managed to work through it and learn the topics that were being taught like how to blog on this website, or even how to upload pictures online when in New York. After learning all the necessary material, the tutorial finally ended at around 4:30 and everyone slowly gathered their things and walked outside. As the wind was fiercely hitting my face while walking towards the car, one thing that was surely going through my head was that I'm definitely looking forward to any and all challenges that await me. Today was just the start to an amazing experience.

1 comment:

  1. Morvarid,

    That was such a bummer that the computer you sat in front of disliked you so much. I like you just fine so I can't figure out what the problem was.

    I like your last sentence here: "Today was just the start to an amazing experience." Trust me, Morvarid--it only gets more amazing.