|Me and my parents before departure day|
Before we left, Don gave us a bunch of books to read before we get on the plane. I think my favorite book in the selection is "Predictably Irrational" which is a book about how we make irrational decisions in the market and why. One of the books was about the fall of the Lehman Brothers and although it was interesting, I didn't find it as captivating as Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational.
My luggage is stuffed to the brim with clothes and (a surplus of) shoes. I think I've packed enough to survive for a year so I probably don't have to worry about forgetting anything, but just in case, my mom offered to ship some of my items to my dorm once I get to New York.
I think I'm most anxious about leaving my family behind, but I feel so close to my cohort that this feeling will diminish in time. Even with the stubble feeling of anxiety, I can't wait to conquer all these new experiences and bring back everything I've learned to California.