Waking up to Charles Ramsey’s email reminding us about our blogs proved that today will be an important day. I had a rough night and couldn’t even sleep until 4:30 AM. I think I was getting anxiety attacks because all that was on my mind was packing the right things and having to face a whole new world. I’m not usually the one to love facing the unknown, though I am always up for taking risks. I get these last minute butterflies and I suppose they got the best of me last night. I am better now. I realized that there will be times where I simply need to put myself out there and douse myself in the unknown. I can’t expect myself to grow if I don’t take chances. And sometimes those chances may result in failure, and that’s alright. Every failure comes with a whole new lesson.
The Ivy League program has already done a lot for me. It has recently connected me with a lot of my family members that I haven’t spoken to in months. I’m happy to say that every time they hear that I will be leaving for Brown University, they are beyond proud. It brings honor not only to me, but also to my school district.
I can’t wait for the Women & Leadership program and the college tours. I am ready to learn a ton of new things and meet a ton of amazing people. We will be meeting up at El Cerrito High School around 2:45 AM tomorrow “morning”. I don’t even think I will sleep tonight. I will probably take a nap for a couple of hours and go over my luggage one more time.
I get so excited thinking about this whole trip, and now the time is finally here. Everything that I have worked for is finally starting to piece themselves together, forming a pathway that I will soon be walking on. My journey is finally starting.