Cornell’s Fall Break has come and gone, and I’m now back in Ithaca after a short retreat to West Hartford, Connecticut. This long weekend was spent visiting friends at UConn, spending bonding time with my family at home, and showering without flip flops (arguably the most significant part of the weekend).
So, what was it like returning home after 2 months? Weird! On one hand, it seemed like things were exactly the same…but on the other hand it seemed like everything had changed and I could now look at everything with a new perspective. Just driving around town, it was odd to see that a new Japanese restaurant had opened up not far from my home, as did a vacuum store (I heard they suck).
Visiting my friends and spending the night at UConn was a lot of fun, and to be honest very refreshing. When you’re away for the first two months at a big school like Cornell and you’re constantly bombarded with new faces, being able to return to your high school “group” and realizing that they’re still very much there is a great feeling.
I also took the time to go to my high school and visit all my past teachers (a lot of whom are reading this blog…thanks!). It was great to catch up with them, hear about their current classes, etc. Here at Cornell, I kind of miss the personal attention/relationships that I had with teachers at the high school level, and know that I’m going to have to work hard to try and cultivate new ones here.
Ah well, I guess it’s nice to be back in the swing of things…but the work is definitely piling up again!