College Process Update

Boston from the CommonI’ve posted here and there about Number One being a senior in high school, and going through the college search process, and some of my random thoughts about everything.

We’re well into things now. Some applications are out, and she’s been dashing off essay after essay for the schools, their scholarships, and outside scholarships. Just a little more to go, and then it’s wait and see.

Last month, she and I took a couple of days off work/school to go up to Boston for Boston University’s Senior Day and to take a tour of Emerson College. Even though I grew up in Massachusetts, I never spent much time in the city. In fact, I couldn’t ever remember ever being there (as opposed to just passing through somehow).

She loves the city, and so do I. Especially the theater district and the area around Boston Common. I never considered myself a city person, but I could see myself living there, easily. You know, if my live were completely different. πŸ™‚

Actually, I wouldn’t mind going back to school. Not as a 42-year-old married mother of two with a day job, a freelance job, and a job of passion, of course. πŸ™‚ But becoming a teenager again, absolutely. The problem is, I don’t want to do it for the education, the classes, or even the people. I want to do it for the STUFF.

Back when I was in college, we had to get rolls of quarters to do our laundry with. The old washing machines and dryers were slow, and if you left the room and didn’t come back immediately, you’d find your wet or still-damp loads pulled out of the machines and dumped on dirty tables. Not so much nowadays. You don’t have to worry about timing, because the machine TEXTS you when your laundry is done! I know, right?!

We ate in the BU dining hall while we were there. Other school events have had special catered offerings, but this was the everyday food all the kids got. OMG, so many options! And HEALTHY stuff! I don’t know if my school didn’t have a good salad bar or if I just ignored it, honestly, but this bar was excellent. Even more, I had some vegan pizza that was fantastic. They have hydration stations for the students to fill their water bottles from. Water with fresh apples, cucumbers, oranges, or lemons floating in it!

Then there are the fitness centers. With cardio and weight machines, pools, tracks, and climbing walls. My only option for exercise was the three-block walk from the dorm to the main campus.

I think I finished out trip more excited than she was, and now I’m dreading the wait until we find out if she got in. πŸ™‚

Your turn to share your memories of college (walking uphill in the snow both ways?) or what other cool stuff you or your kids have access to now! Let me live vicariously through you!