Last night I was getting drunk with my cohort to celebrate the end of term, all the cool stuff we’ve done, and how close we’ve all gotten.
And we started talking about our first impressions of each other and how much we’ve changed.
And this one guy I’ve made friends with said, “at first you seemed really meek and quiet, and I sat next to you one day, and you were like muttering all these opinions, and I thought, ‘ugh, why does everyone talk over you all the time?’ And that was like one of my biggest pet peeves.” Apparently I’m a member of the “Social Justice League” together with three awesome people I’ve been working with on a ton of projects because we all just clicked and share a lot of passions. One buddy said, “Erin, I feel like I’ve watched you blossom,” and everyone laughed because it sounded ridiculous, but it was so true; I totally came out of my shell and surprised a lot of people, and I feel like I’ve grown so much.
…Aaand then the shots came out and it descended into “Would You Rather” games where I admitted to being not-really-straight and kinky as fuck. It was great!
It’s been such a great term. I’ve never loved school more. I seriously have like 30 friends to talk to every time I go to class.
We’re already planning Secret Santa, D&D Games Night, Sushi Night, Boston Public Drinking Game Night, Camping / Climbing trip maybe, and all kinds of things for over the break and next term because we just like hanging out with each other so damn much.
We’re all super excited for each other, and we plan to stay in touch throughout our careers. There was even a “let’s meet back here in 10 years and start our own school!” agreement. Professors, teachers, admin, and even people up at the Ministry were like, “damn, if you guys are the future of education, shit’s about to get awesome.”
I’m just gushing at this point. But damn. It’s been so much fun, and so inspiring to be in this program!
In other news, it’s snowing! Aaaah! I am getting all the good things lately! I’m feeling very very lucky.