The Toast of the Town

I’m feeling so happy at the moment, as all my hard work has paid off and I have been accepted into both Cornell and Harvard universities. Now I have a couple of weeks to decide which one to go to. Obviously, Harvard it is considered one of the best, if not the best universities in the world. So you would think that it is a little bit of a no-brainer to go to Harvard.

Unfortunately, following my interview at Harvard I had a bad experience. My parents took me out for a meal after the interview, and I had my handbag stolen. Although I realize that this happens very often, and can occur anywhere, it is sort of put me off moving to the Cambridge area. I think the advantage of Cornell over Harvard is that it is pretty much in the countryside of New York State, with the only major town close by the Ithaca itself. I seem to recall it was a couple of hours drive from the airport at Syracuse.

Cambridge Area
Is the Cambridge area unsafe? Or is it just in my mind.

My parents have told me that I should not let this minor incident affect my decision after which of these two Ivy League colleges that I attend. Deep down I know that they are right, and it will make much more sense for me to go to Harvard. But for some reason, I did not really feel like I want to go there at the moment.

Cost wise, both establishments have offered me a full scholarship, so there was nothing to distinguish the two institutions there. I did prefer the campus at Cornell, as I really enjoyed walking along the lake and looking at the waterfalls (I could watch them all day long). Some students there told me that in the wintertime all of the water flowing through the Gorges freezes, and everything becomes beautiful beyond belief, though damn cold.

Anyways, I will keep you all up with my decision to make it!

I don’t know why, but this latest post of mine seems to be quite negative. It should not be in the slightest, as I became the toast of the town; I am the first person to be accepted to the Ivy League in my town since 1964. Yes, the last person to make the trip up to New England to attend the Ivy Leagues was John Snowden. He attended Princeton, and now owns is a law firm in Auburn.

As I am not planning to study law, I think that there is very little chance that I will end up with my own law firm J That said, I’m hoping to establish my own textile business once I have finished school. Though I am planning to travel around the world a couple times before I even think about doing anything like that. As most of you know, it has always been my dream to visit the safari parks in Africa and see leopards and cheaters in their natural environment. I will be taken my camera and sketchbooks along.

I think it’s about time to wrap up this post, as my parents are taking my brother and I out tonight to celebrate my being accepted into Harvard, Cornell, and a couple of other minor, though good, colleges. I’m not sure where we are going to go but I am hoping that it serves fantastic food, and that we will have a night out to remember.

Happy, happy happy, Annie L