T-Minus Day 1

Today officially marks my eighth day in Boston.  This post is not so much of introspective deep contemplation but rather just rambling and a collection of thoughts. I don’t know why but I feel it’s appropriate in some form to express some thoughts as I actually begin classes and even begin going to my school for my practicums. I’m really excited that I’m so close to fulfilling my dream of becoming a teacher. All the things that I’ve done, all the coaching, tutoring, mentoring etc all comes down to this next year. Unlike my previous teaching experience I think there’s a sense of bubbling excited anxiousness.  Even now, I’ve been thinking about what color shirt and what color tie I want to wear.

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After arriving in Boston last Sunday via a red-eye flight from San Francisco, my dad and I spent a couple days exploring Boston with his friend and his family while also hitting up all the prime seafood joints in the city. It was really awesome to be able to spend time with my dad and his friend’s family seeing different things and eating amazing food. Some of the places we visited: Woodman’s in Essex, The Daily Catch, Essex Seafood, and other cool places.

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Boston really is a completely different place than LA. It’s a significantly smaller city and it really retains much of its colonial history as evidenced in the city’s organization as well as the architecture. To be honest, I’m really excited to be here. It’s really refreshing to be on someplace new, to explore my passion for teaching and to also adjust my perspective. I’ve been comfortable with the Californian lifestyle and I think being here in the East Coast will surprise me. I’ve always been much more happier in NorCal and Taiwan and I can’t wait to see how Boston may change my life.  Already, it’s been 50 degrees and rainy, weather that I normally see during the winter months in LA.  It’s an odd preview to things to come I suppose.  I’m pleased to say that I’ve already connected with the InterVarsity chapter on campus and I’m excited to see what   As I said earlier, it’s going to be an awesome year and I can’t wait to report on some of the cooler things I’ve done/doing.

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