Saturday, June 4, 2011

17 Days to Go

Thursday night, all ILC members met at the El Cerrito High School Library for one big Orientation before each of our respective trips. We were reminded of what was expected of us and were given all of the specifics of our trips. We were told what clothing to bring and what we would need in our dorm rooms. We were told what we could borrow from Don and how much we could pack.

We eventually broke up into groups depending on what school we're attending. While Ms. Neal was talking to us about the food there and about what we needed to bring vs. what we could buy there, I felt strange. It was strange to think that in less than a month, we would be off to Cornell. I am starting to think that it won't actually hit me that we're going until we are on the plane, or maybe not even until we actually see Cornell.

I don't really know what to say except this is a positive sort of strangeness. Everything is just very surreal right now, but I know for sure that this is good. I don't know if this is normal, but I'm sure it's good.


  1. Just like Mr. Ramsey said it's ok to feel uncomfortable.
    Years ago someone told me “you need to get uncomfortable to get comfortable”. I didn’t quite understand what that meant until adulthood. Now I understand that if don't ever feel uncomfortable you really don’t appreciate the feeling of comfort. ;-)

  2. Teri,

    How could anyone wearing such a lighthearted laurel on her head feel the least bit uncomfortable?

    With the floral headgear I half expected to see you dancing on the tabletops--and I even had my camera at the ready.

    You've been through this before, Teri, so you of all people should be sleeping comfortably about this trip.