It still seems ludicrous every time I stop to think about my reality: in one week, I’ll be moving to a country that, up until a year go,I didn’t even know existed. The months and months of filling out and working on applications, secondary applications, essays, and interviews (not to mention all the added effort of producing tons and tons of BS on trite, unoriginal essay prompts and vapid interview questions) have all led up to these upcoming moments. My time is fleeting before I am both consumed and defined by the books I have to study and the tests I have to take.
As excited as I am, however, a small portion of me is coercing the rest of my mind and body to still stay rooted to the present as much as my thoughts and eyes are wont to linger around the ever-approaching horizon. I really can’t say I did that all too well the summer before I left for college, but it would’ve been nice to be able to recollect a few more moments before I took that essential rite of passage and metamorphosis. Thus, I thought the only way of christening the future was to honor the past. I choose to do it in displaying and showcasing some of the beauty I was able to capture from the city that I’ve loved for the last 5 years: Madison, WI. Continue reading