The first day of this trip has seemed like multiple days layered into one. The early morning drop-off and shuttle ride were cold and I didn't let my nerves get to me. I knew that if I stay positive and I stop trying to expect things to be a certain way, that I'll be ready to handle whatever challenges I have to face. The first challenge was the ham and cheese breakfast burrito that I unfortunately decided to order for breakfast. :(
The plane ride was extensive and I felt as if it would never end. I would go in and out of bouts of sleep but could never find a comfortable position to sleep in. I enjoyed talking to Lisa, Emily, and Kendal about what they were looking forward to doing on our trip. I realized that they felt similarly to the way that I did, the nerves, the anticipation, the excitement. I was taken aback by the view of Boston and how green it was.
|View of Boston|
The hotel was stunning as well and everyone was really pleased to be staying at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. However, there was initially a mistake in setting up our rooms and it meant that 5 of us girls would be staying in one suite. The prospect of this setup became really uncomfortable for me because I'm so used to having my own room and personal space. I knew that I would have to be sharing a room, but I didn't expect it to be with 4 other girls. Luckily, the arrangements were fixed and right now I'm rooming with Lisa and Michelle. I think I overreacted in the beginning but it made me realize that I do need to work towards overcoming my social anxieties, especially before I leave to college, and might want to consider not living in a communal dorm.
|Justin, Kendal, Emily, Lisa, Monica, Michelle|
|Thomas Lee Statue|
I have had a tedious day and I have some more tedious days ahead of me. Although I'm tired, I'm ready to rest up so I can be able to appreciate this experience to the best of my abilities! :))))