Storm brewing over New York
Wish I could be there
Random Baseball Card #673: Jim Abbott, pitcher, New York Yankees, 1993, Leaf.
I made an animated GIF from Getty Images photographs of Mariano Rivera pitching against the Seattle Mariners, 13 September 2011. All photographs by Otto Greule Jr.
I miss New York so much. I’m glad I was there. Sad I’m no longer there :’) (yes, that’s the crying happy tears emoticon that I just made up now)
EDIT: this has become the background to all my nanowrimo writing :D
I realized, that while this is the first time I’ve ever lived on my own, it’s the least alone I’ve felt living anywhere. :)
(just figured I’d share that thought)
Note: This post is an explanation of the description of my tumblr:
I’m about to leave Chicago in while — first I’m going to New York for a six-month program at NYU, where I’ll be taking a really interesting philosophy course on the nature of the mind (maybe get some credits toward my hypothetical major?), a “college writing workshop,” which seems from what I’ve seen to be really awesome, and a creative writing course. It all looks to be really fun, and even though I’m only going into my junior year of high school, I’ve already tired of it’s requirements, and want a more focused, self-directed, learning-based (as opposed to jumping-through-hoops-based) curriculum.
But that’s not the only big move happening, right after the NYU ends, I’m moving to Berkeley for the first semester of the school year. There, I will be taking Psych 1 and Calc 1B at UC Berkeley (my dream college), which in a sense, will make me a college student. During that time, I will be keeping up with the AP Physics and AP English classes at my high school here in Chicago. I feel that, considering how poorly I did during my first two years of high school (mostly B’s, two C’s and a smattering of A’s), this is my chance to show them that I’m capable of excelling academically when I’m not having religious bull$#!† shoved down my throat (sorry, that stuff makes me mad. Very Mad).
Sidebar: That’s that’s not all the story, I was recently diagnosed with 9th percentile processing (wow I’m slow), which may be the reason that I wasn’t performing as well as I could have, fortunately, now I’m getting an IEP, which will get me extended time and some other accommodations ~End sidebar.
All of a sudden, it seems the future is fast approaching. Sure I’m taking a huge leap forward, and then taking a step back. But it doesn’t matter — what I do now has consequences, and that’s what matters. For instance, what I thought was all the time in the world to improve my baseball skills enough to play college ball is now only two years, maybe even less. And I know that I likely will not be good enough to make a team at a high-level college, but I know that I won’t give up on my dream.
That’s my explanation of how I’m both a high school student, and also entering college. I don’t know what my major(s) will be — I’m thinking philosophy as a minor or as part of a double-major, maybe math, maybe some other science, maybe religious studies, maybe a music minor, definitely not all of those though. I dunno what I’m gonna do, and it’s kinda frightening. But it’s also really exciting.