Hello readers–long time no blog. Sound familiar? It is, because lately that’s all I’ve opened my posts with because I’ve been too busy or too lazy or too uninspired to write. So here I am again with a fun announcement about college…
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again: college commitment time. I realize this only affects a teeny tiny fraction of the population at large, but for those of us affected, it’s huge. May 1st, the commitment deadline (for most schools anyway) is fast approaching. By this time just two days from now, most of the world’s high school seniors planning on attending college next year will know where they’re going. *shudder* Change is terrifying.
As for me, I am proud to announce that you’ll find me in the fall at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, or Nawlins, as the locals refer to it. As paralyzingly, cripplingly scared as I am, I cannot wait to be throwing beads at trees during Mardi Gras, spilling on myself at CrawFest, or embracing the “Freshman 15” (or 50) with all of the Southern food. Ever had a beignet? Well go to Cafe Du Monde and get one.
Yes, in just a few short months, I will be a college student, and the friends I see every day will be flung all over the United States. I’ll be living largely alone, choosing a major, and maybe starting to figure out what I want to do with my life. Stop me before I have a panic attack.
In all seriousness though, I am also really excited to move to Tulane. It’s horrifying and thrilling. It’s awful and liberating. Wish me luck! I’ll be studying and “ya’ll”-ing with the best of them.
Submitted with undying love for,
beignets, festivals, jazz, a new chapter, Magazine Street, Audobon Park, saying ya’ll, NOLA, Nawlins, and all its other names, and the Tulane Class of 2019,
I remain Madilyn Jayne Turken