8 days. That’s all we have left here. I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone by. With move out day looming in the near future, I’m heading into the “let’s do all we can do in these few days left” mode. My roommates and I created a New York City bucket list at the beginning of the summer and have been slowly checking them off. We started off with very broad activities such as walking across the Brooklyn bridge, and eventually got as specific as making artichokes for dinner one night. The great thing about living in the city is that every day is an adventure. It is pretty unlikely that we will complete every item on our list but that’s ok. What matters is how much we got out of every experience. I’ve been trying to take a picture a day to illustrate my time in the city. While some days are much less interesting than others, together they make up an incredible summer. A few of my daily pictures are below:
A picture a day will never do justice to all of the unique experiences I’ve had this summer. Thinking about the fact that I have to leave this wonderful city so soon makes me wish we could start all over. I remember first arriving and being so excited to get out and explore. The city never loses its sense of mystery and I am always curious to learn more. It is an interesting experience to go from feeling like a complete outsider in a place and then transitioning into feeling like you are a part of it. Someone even asked me for subway directions!
This summer, we have all gotten to grow and learn academically, socially and professionally. We’ve visited a variety of workplaces from the Federal Reserve to a Broadway theater. When I started college, one of my main goals was to take advantage of the resources my school had. Elon in New York has been a great way for me to experience this city with a group of peers in the same boat as me.
I can’t believe the summer is already almost over. I really can’t.
All I can say is thank you so much, New York. You are magical.