Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 26, 2009

Smiling at the sight of that envelope, I reached in to feel the culmination of the work I have put into everything over the past ten years. I often had doubts about the purpose of working so hard and found the desire to just kick back and give up. Now I'm glad I didn't. It's not some HUGE accomplishment, but it just felt so good reading that letter to myself and knowing that some of the things I have done have really paid off. What a rush.
Boston College '13
That doesn't look half bad.
Now just waiting on Carnegie Mellon and UPenn.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 22, 2009- Interesting Weekend

Adventures. Spontaneity. Friends. Fun.
Only with us do movie nights turn into excursions to meet someone new and sit around to talk at Livingston Starbucks after getting kicked out of another Starbucks because they apparently close. And only we drive aimlessly to a random exit on a highway, only to get off and end up in the same store that is five minutes from where we live. (It's okay, gas isn't expensive.) Only we eat a meal consisting of potatoes, ice cream, soda, and cupcakes. Healthy. We're special and people can think we're insane, but that's really okay.
And also, it really doesn't matter what we do because we had equally as much fun playing Taboo later on. It's just nice to spend time with enjoyable people.
Meeting new people is definitely one of the most exciting things to do. It's like exposing yourself to new perspectives, different ideas, and more opportunities.
It's also a nice plus that she seems like a really good person and is really pretty. But then again, Kim's warning from a while ago scared me. So nevermind that.
Quotes of the Weekend

"She keeps asking me to threeway with them."

"Do you know how to say harder in Chinese? I DO."

Me: "Your blank is Vin."
Vin: "CAR. name."
Me: "Her blank is Lil."
Vin: "Name!"

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 16, 2009

Why am I not what you want? I stand here with my arms open, ready to give everything you ask for, yet you look right past me. Tell me how to not be invisible to you.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

March 12 - March 13, 2009 FBLA SLC

I always seem to give myself high expectations and yield no results. Life just happens to be like that for me, and it's really my own fault.
Anyway, the trip itself was not bad. We had fun playing video games and swimming and sitting in the sauna. It just wasn't too particularly exciting.
Every time I go on one of these trips, I tell myself that I'm going to go meet new people, and hopefully get a change of scenery. It would help me get my head out of the past and move on to some new things. But it just rarely works out. Maybe I just suck at making myself meet new people, but I think the opportunities never come to me. I should really learn how to put myself out there and open up to others; be more aggressive rather than passive (or lazy for that matter). Then perhaps I'll find someone likable every once in a while and get some new friends. That would be nice. Some new friends and a little bit of change every once in a while.
Networking is important in business. I need to get out there and start letting people know who I am. No matter exactly what this yields, there would be benefits.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 11, 2009

...and when I finally see the end to this endless chase, I will smack myself...

Tennis is ridiculously fun, especially when you win. But just to get on the court and pull the ball, see the topspin, make that lefty hook drop shot tailing away from the opponent's backhand, bomb a first serve, slam a jump backhand and just simply reach back to smack an inside out winner is so thrilling.
It's good to be back on court. After two years of singles experience, I've come to realize that while I may not have the best strokes, I can outsmart my opponents. I have the game plan, I have the ability to see my opponent's weaknesses and to make my own adjustments, and I have the variety of strokes to throw my opponent off balance. As I have watched games on TV, I have grown. And within this maturation process, I now know that that power-hitting swaggering lefty that walked into tennis tryouts expecting to win on pure brute force was just plain stupid. Tennis is a game of intelligence and strategy as much as it is about athleticism.
FBLA SLC tomorrow.

Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2, 2009

It's amazing how almost every moment I think back to, I can find something that I now regret.