I sighed a sigh of relief as I walked into the multipurpose room at Pinole Middle School. I was one of the first students to arrive and I was very pleased with the fact that my father and I made it well before 6:30 PM. Shortly after 6:30, the meeting began with the usual lecture on being on time to all events and following directions. The ILC has helped me to realize more and more how important punctuality is. The meeting moved right along to chaperone introductions. It seems like we are constantly being introduced and reintroduced to our lovely group of ILC chaperones. Now came the fun part!
We walked down the corridor to the last open door on the left and we were greeted by the UPenn flag which I've become more familiar with over the past couple of months. I took a seat in one of the desks and as I inhaled I said "It smells new in here." I was reminded of my own school while seated in the classroom. Although my last day of school was only a few days ago, it feels as if I've been on summer vacation for months. The meeting today made me realize that I'm going off to school again in just a few weeks. Looking over the itinerary and our schedule of events got me even more excited for the trip. It seemed like only a few months ago I was hoping and wishing that I'd get into this program and now I realize that in about three short weeks, I along with the rest of my fellow cohort members, will be on a plane headed to the East Coast.
Words cannot explain how ready I am to experience an entirely different way of living! It was also brought to my attention that I have a lot of shopping to do before I leave.