San Diego to Danville
Right after the last school bell rang, I experienced what most
high school students go through on vacation. First, I fell into a light
hibernation (light enough to know if something delicious was cooking in the
kitchen). Soon, I stumbled out of my room and fell onto the couch to watch TV
(a.k.a. "cleaning my room").
After regaining my energy, I re-emerged as a regular San Diegan teenager and hit
the beach. Now, I'm working as an intern at the San Diego Zoo's summer camp,
which is only the best job in the world. What's great about this summer is that
I have so much to do and to look forward to (earning my first paycheck, going
to the annual Del Mar Fair, eating deviled eggs on the Fourth of July, going to
this one place in Kentucky...)
It's hard to believe that only a year ago I was taking SAT
prep classes and starting the college application process. When I started my
search for colleges, I had no clue where I wanted to go. So I applied to a
range of schools, everywhere from Centre College to UC Berkeley. When it came
down to decision time, I knew that Centre was the perfect fit.
So far I've received many different reactions when I tell
people that I'm going to Kentucky. My favorite is when people act like they
know what I'm saying, but I can tell that they're thinking, "Huh?" To
tell the truth, most people in So. Cal. can barely identify Kentucky on the
map. But that's why I chose Centre—Danville was foreign and different for me,
and I saw it as an adventure.
I'm not nervous about college yet; instead I'm eager for the
new challenges and escapades that face me. Sometimes even I can't believe that in two months I'll be living in Kentucky.